Press release

New kerbs for A1 at Newton-on-the-Moor, Northumberland

Work to replace kerbs along 3.5 miles of the A1 near Newton-on-the-Moor, Northumberland will begin next week.

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Highways Agency Project Manager Nick Adshead said:

We will be replacing the kerbs between Newton-on-the-Moor village and Old Felton. The existing kerbs have deteriorated and, as they form an integral part of the drainage system, it is important they are replaced. To minimise any disruption caused by the work, we are carrying it out in two phases.

Phase 1 will take place from 30 June to 9 September on the southbound carriageway, and phase 2 will take place from 18 August to 4 November on the northbound carriageway.

For the safety of road workers and to carry out the work as quickly as possible, work will take place during the day, 1 lane will be closed and a 50mph speed limit will be in operation.

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.

Published 24 June 2014