Press release

Overnight closures on the A1 in Gateshead

The A1 between Coalhouse and Lobley Hill near Gateshead will be closed overnight from Saturday 3 October to change the layout of the temporary lanes.

Highways England contractors are creating an extra lane along the A1 in both directions between the Coal House junction and the Metro Centre junction as part of a £61 million scheme.

The traffic management on the southbound carriageway will be repositioned between Saturday 3 October and Thursday 8 October and Saturday 10 October and Thursday 15 October. There will be no overnight closure on Friday 9 October to avoid disruption to the evening Rugby World Cup game at St James’ Park.

The carriageway will be closed in both directions between 8pm and 6am. Clearly signed diversions will be in place along Kingsway.

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.