Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 10 October to Sunday 16 October 2016

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Summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 7 October 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. From Monday 10 to Thursday 13 October there will be a closure northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51 between 8pm and 6am. All closures will have diversions in place. From Monday 10 to Friday 14 Scotch Corner will be closed with traffic being diverted up and over the junction. The project is due to be completed by summer 2017.

A1 Blaydon Haugh Viaduct, Newcastle Upon Tyne

There is a 50mph limit in operation over Blaydon Haugh Viaduct due to the installation of temporary plates over defective viaduct joints. There will be weekly night time northbound closures to monitor and maintain the bridging plates.

A1 Kenton Bar Interchange, Newcastle Upon Tyne

There will be various phases of north and southbound lane, slip road and carriageway closures for resurfacing work. This will take place until Friday 14 October between 8pm and 6am.

A696 Newcastle Airport to Woolsington, Newcastle Upon Tyne

There will be a carriageway closure north and southbound for maintenance work. This will take place from Friday 14 October until early November between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place.

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 Brownieside, Northumberland

There will be a lane closure north and southbound for inspection work. This will take place on Wednesday 12 October between 9am and 4pm.

A1M junction 62, County Durham

There will be various phases of north and southbound slip road closures for resurfacing work. This will take place from until Tuesday 18 October between 8pm and 6am.

A1M junction 61, County Durham

There will be a closure of the northbound exit slip road for resurfacing work. This will take place from Thursday 13 to Monday 17 October between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.

There will be various phases of overnight lane and carriageway closures north and southbound between 8pm and 6am for interchange improvement work. There will also be a 24 hour 30mph speed restriction with narrow lanes on both the A19 and the A1058 Coast Road.

A19 Leven Valley Viaduct

The northbound A19 will be closed as it crosses the Leven Valley Viaduct, which is between the A174 Parkway junction and the A67 Crathorne junction. The closure will be overnight between 8pm and 6am to replace the bridge joint on the Viaduct. Traffic will travel on a contraflow on the southbound carriageway with a 50mph speed limit in place until the end of October. A speed restriction of 50mph will be in place on both carriageways during the day with a 40mph limit on the northbound carriageway over the bridge itself.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

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Published 7 October 2016