Press release

Planned roadworks in North East: Weekly summary for Monday 1st to Sunday 7th December 2014

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 27th November but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

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A1M junction 63 Interchange, Chester-le-Street, County Durham: Improvement work

There will be various lane closures on the southbound exit slip road and roundabout, ongoing until spring 2015.

A1 Junction 56 to Junction 51, North Yorkshire: Motorway upgrade work

There will be phases of night time lane closures, contraflows and full carriageway closures north and southbound. There will also be narrow lanes and a 50mph speed restriction 24 hours a day. Work will be ongoing until March 2017. Additionally there will be a full southbound closure between Scotch Corner and Junction 51 overnight 8pm – 6am 6 December. Diversions will be in place.

A1 Coalhouse to Swalwell Interchanges, Newcastle/Gateshead Western Bypass: Major upgrading work

There are 24 hour narrow lanes, contraflow and a 40mph speed restriction currently in place. There are also night time lane closures in place north and southbound between 8pm and 6am. Further phases of carriageway closures, lane closures and contraflow will be ongoing until spring 2016.

A1 Seaton Burn Interchange, Cramlington, Northumberland: Junction Improvement work

Work to improve the interchange will be ongoing until mid December 2014. Phases of night time lane closures and some slip road closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am. A 50mph speed restriction will be in place throughout the work.

A66 Preston Farm to Elton, Teesside: Resurfacing

There will be night time lane and junction closures with diversions in place. Contraflow work will take place Friday 28 November to Monday 1 December. The westbound carriageway will be closed from 8pm on Friday until 6am on Monday, with two-way traffic flow maintained on the eastbound carriageway. A 50 mph speed limit will be in operation for the duration of the work.

On Mondays to Fridays, both the eastbound and westbound carriageways will be open with two lanes operational in each direction; however contraflow cylinders will remain in place between lanes. Work is ongoing until 7 December.

A1M Junction 62 to Junction 63, County Durham: Structural Maintenance Work

There will be night time contraflow in place north and southbound between 8pm and 6am. The work will be ongoing until mid January.

A1 Duns Road to Highfields roundabout, Northumberland: Resurfacing

There will be phases of traffic signals and lane closures north and southbound between 8pm and 6am. Further phases of lane closures, contraflow and carriageway closures will follow. Work will be ongoing until mid December.

A1 Earsdon to Burgham, Northumberland: Resurfacing Work

There will be convoy working in operation north and southbound between 8pm and 6am. The work will take place until mid December.

A1 Newton Low Hall to Old Felton, Northumberland: Resurfacing Work

There will be night time contraflow in operation north and southbound between 8pm and 6am. There will also be cylinders in the carriageway and a 50mph speed restriction 24 hours a day. The work will take place until mid December.

A1M Junction 58, County Durham: Resurfacing Work

There will be slip road closures north and southbound between 8pm and 6am. The work will take place until 2 December.

A66 West Layton, County Durham; Safety Improvement Work

There will be convoy working in operation east and westbound between 8pm and 6am. The work will take place until 7 December.

Published 28 November 2014