Press release

Drivers advised of overnight closure on A184 near junction with A1 as part of Coal House to Metro Centre Improvement Scheme

There will be an overnight carriageway closure of the A184 in connection with the A1 Coal House to Metro Centre improvement scheme this weekend.

On Saturday 14 March 2015 the A184 westbound from the Teams junction to the junction with the western bypass (A1 Junction 69) will be closed from 8pm to 6am. Although there will be no overnight closure on the A1 carriageway there will still be permanent traffic management in each direction on this stretch of the road.

During the closure there will be clearly signed diversions in place and road users are advised to allow extra time for their journeys. The closure is subject to change at any time and will be publicised on the Highways Agency website. Further closures will be publicised nearer the time.

Highways Agency Project Manager, Lynne Biddles said:

The works are needed to allow vegetation clearance and temporary traffic management installation.

The works have been planned to minimise disruption and will be put in place only when traffic flows have reduced to appropriate levels.

Once the major upgrade scheme is complete, 3.98 miles of the A1 will be widened to three lanes in both directions from the Coal House junction up to the Metro Centre junction.

As well as widening the A1, a new 0.33 mile parallel link road will be built next to the mainline A1, for north and southbound traffic, between Lobley Hill and Gateshead Quays. This will provide a route for local road users, helping to keep traffic moving on the A1.

More information about the scheme is available on the project pages, via writing to the A1 Coal House to Metro Centre Project Team at Major Projects North, Highways Agency, Lateral, 8 City Walk, Leeds, LS11 9AT, email, or calling the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

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