Press release

Planned roadworks in North East: Weekly summary for Monday 23 to Sunday 29 March 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 17 March 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 closure southbound between Scotch Corner and Junction 56 between 8pm and 6am 23 – 27 March. Following on from this there will be a full southbound closure between Scotch Corner and Junction 51and northbound between Junction 50 and Scotch Corner, taking place from 5pm 28 March through to 11pm 29 March. All closures will have diversions 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. Additionally there will be a full closure northbound at Lobley Hill with a diversion in place. This will take place between 8pm and 6am 23 – 27 March.

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

Work to improve the interchange will be ongoing until 28 March. Phases of night time lane closures and some carriageway closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am. A 50mph speed restriction will be in place throughout the works.

A1M Junction 62 to 63, County Durham: Barrier Works

There will be 24/7 hardshoulder and lane 1 running with lane 2 being closed north and southbound. The works will take place until end of May.

A1 Alnwick, Northumberland, Alnwick: South Bridge Refurbishment Phase 2

There will be a full closure southbound with all traffic running in contra-flow on the northbound carriageway 24 hours a day. The A1068 below the bridge will operate under traffic signal control. The works will take place until August 2015.

A1 Berwick, Northumberland: Sign Works

There will be traffic signals and lane closures in operation north and southbound between 8pm and 6am. The works will take place 23 - 26 March.

A66 Thornaby, Teesside: Electrical Works

There will be a lane closure east and westbound between 8pm and 6am. The works will take place 23 - 27 March.

A1 Smeafield, Northumberland: Drainage Works

There will be traffic signals in operation north and southbound between 8am and 6pm. The works will take place until 31 March.

A19 Fisher Lane to Moor Farm, North Tyneside: Survey Works

There will be a lane closure north and southbound between 8pm and 6am. The works will take place until 27 March.

A1 Stannington, Northumberland: Footpath Crossing Works

There will be lane closures in place north and southbound between 8pm and 6am. The works will take place until 31 March.

A66 Blands Corner to Little Burdon, Darlington Bypass: Horticultural works

There will be traffic signals in operation east and westbound between 8pm and 6am. The works will take place until 1 April.

There will be carriageway closures north and southbound between 8pm and 6am, along with lane closures north and southbound between 9.30am and 3.30pm. The works will take place 23 March till the end of April.

A1 Brownieside, Northumberland: Sign works

There will be traffic signals in operation north and southbound between 7am and 7pm. The works will take place 23 March.

A1 Seaton Burn to Morpeth, Northumberland: Inspections

There will be lane closures north and southbound between 9.30am and 3.30pm. The works will take place 23 – 25 March.

A1 Detchant, Northumberland: Improvement works

There will be convoy working in operation north and southbound between 8pm and 6am. The works will take place 23 – 25 March.

A1 Wandylaw, Northumberland: Sign works

There will be traffic signals in operation north and southbound between 7am and 7pm. The works will take place 24 March.

A1 Warreners House, Northumberland: Investigation works

There will be lane closures north and southbound between 8pm and 6am. The works will take place 27 March – 1 April.

A194M Havanna to Follingsby Interchange, South Tyneside: Survey works

There will be lane closures north and southbound between 8pm and 4am. The works will take place 25 March.

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 20 March 2015