Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 1 to Sunday 7 August 2016

Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 29 July 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.

A1 junction 56 Barton to junction 51 Leeming Bar

There will be phases of overnight lane closures and full carriageway closures while work takes place to upgrade the road to motorway standards. There will also be narrow lanes and a 50mph speed restriction 24 hours a day. On Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 August there will be a carriageway closure northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner, and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51. On Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 August there will be a partial closure of the Scotch Corner roundabout. Then on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 August there will be a closure north and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 56. All these closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place. The project is due to be completed by summer 2017.

A1 Lamesley to Swalwell, Gateshead

From Monday 1 to Friday 5 August there will be a lane closures north and southbound between junctions 67 and 71. All these closures will take place between 8pm and 6am with diversions in place. The project is due to be completed by the end of August. A temporary 50mph speed limit will also be in place over Blaydon Haugh bridge.

A1M junctions 60 to 61, County Durham

There will be a carriageway closure north and southbound on Tuesday 2 August followed by phases of lane closures for structural maintenance, taking place between 8pm and 6am. This project will take place until Thursday 4 August.

A1 Morpeth, Northumberland

There will be work ongoing until spring 2017 for the construction of a bypass. There will be various phases of daytime and night time lane and carriageway closures, with narrow lanes and a 40mph speed restriction in place. There will also be a 24 hour lane closure in place north and southbound until the project is completed.

A1 Berwick, Northumberland

There will be traffic signals in place north and southbound for maintenance work. This will take place until Friday 5 August between 8pm and 6am.

A1 Brownieside, Northumberland

There will be a 24 hour contraflow in place north and southbound for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday 1 to Sunday 21 August.

A66 Bowes to Cumbrian Border, County Durham

There will be various phases of 24 hour lane closures east and westbound for replacement of the snow poles. This will take place until mid October.

A66 Newsham to East Layton, North Yorkshire

There will be traffic signals in operation east and westbound for survey work. This will take place from Monday 1 to Wednesday 10 August between 8pm and 6am.

General enquiries

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