Press release

Drivers advised of overnight closures on the A1 in North Yorkshire

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The A1 in North Yorkshire will be closed overnight for 4 Saturdays in May as part of work to upgrade the A1 in North Yorkshire.

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On Saturday 2, 9, 30 May, the A1 will be closed northbound between junction 50 (Baldersby) and Scotch Corner, and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51. Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place and drivers are advised to add an extra 15 to 30 minutes to their journey time:

  • Saturday 2 May (8pm and 6am), overnight closure in both directions – for removal of overhead cables, to move barriers and for white-lining work
  • Saturday 9 May (8pm to 6am), overnight closure in both directions – for barrier removal
  • Saturday 30 May (8pm to 6am), overnight closure in both directions - for removal of overhead cables, to move barriers and for white-lining

On Saturday 16 May the A1 will be closed overnight (8pm and 6am) between Barton and Scotch Corner in both directions to remove overhead cables and improve drainage. The diversion is 40 miles long and drivers are advised to add an extra 50 minutes to their journey time.

There will also be overnight closures of A6136 Catterick Road at Fort Bridge from Monday 18 May to Friday 22 May between 8pm and 6am. The closures are for the installation of gas and sewer ducts.

Traffic will be diverted to follow the A6108 from Catterick Garrison up to Richmond and through to Scotch Corner. From there drivers will follow the A1 South to Catterick South junction and follow the A6136 north through Catterick to reach the end of the diversion. For traffic to Catterick Garrison, drivers will need to follow Gatherley Road north to Catterick North junction, then continue into the A1 northbound to Scotch Corner. From here traffic will follow the A6108 to Richmond to then continue on to Catterick Garrison.

All closures have been carefully scheduled to minimise disruption to drivers and will be put in place when traffic flows are at their lowest.

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 1 May 2015