Press release

A1 Carrville to Shincliffe and J62-63 resurfacing work to begin

Road users are advised resurfacing works will start on two sections of the A1(M) on Monday (1 June) for 4 weeks.

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The southbound carriageway of the A1(M) between Carrville and Shincliffe will be closed to allow the work to be carried out safely and efficiently.

During the resurfacing work the northbound carriageway will run three lanes, with lane 2 for southbound traffic and the hard shoulder, and lane 1 for northbound traffic.

All of the resurfacing will be done overnight between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Sunday.

A 50mph speed limit will be put in place for the duration of the work.

Work to resurface the hard shoulder between junction 63, Blind Lane Interchange, to junction 62, Durham, will take place at the same time. The junction 62 southbound entry slip road will be closed during the overnight work.

Throughout the day the junction 62 southbound entry slip road will be reduced to one lane, and a give way will be in place for the duration of the works.

On the first two nights of the scheme (June 1 and 2), the north and southbound carriageways of the A1(M), from junction 61 to 63, will each be closed on separate nights to allow for the safe installation of the traffic management. During the closures traffic will be diverted from A1 junction 63 Blind Lane (adjacent to Chester-Le-Street), along the A167 before returning to the A1 via the A688 and A1 junction 61 at Bowburn.

The same closures and diversions will be in place on the final two nights of the scheme to allow for the traffic management to be removed. The dates of the closures will be signed in advance.

Whilst the work is carried out the existing signs and fencing will be assessed and replaced depending on the current condition.

Highways England project manager, Chris Corcoran, said:

The work will lead to an improved, smoother and quieter surface for road users, and reduced traffic noise for those living nearby.

The work is planned to be completed by Monday 29 June.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 27 May 2015