Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East – summary for Monday 11 to Sunday 17 May

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 8 May and 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 Chester-le-Street, Durham

There will be lane closures and some slip road closures for resurfacing work until Friday 29 May. Diversions will be in place.

A1M Junction 62 Durham to Junction 63 Chester-le-Street

Lane 2 is currently closed with traffic using the hard shoulder and lane 1 instead while work takes place to upgrade the barrier in the central reservation. The northbound side of the A1M will also be closed overnight on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 May, and the southbound side between Wednesday 14 and Friday 15 May. The closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, and a diversion will be in place. The scheme is due to be completed in June.

A1M Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire

There will be a lane closure on the roundabout between 9am and 4pm for construction work until the end of October.

A1 Junction 56 Barton to Junction 51 Leeming Bar

There will be overnight lane and carriageway closures while works take place to upgrade the road to motorway standards. There will also be narrow lanes and a 50mph speed restriction 24 hours a day until March 2017. The A1 will be closed in both directions between junction 56 and Scotch Corner from 8pm on Saturday 16 May until 6am on Sunday 17 May. Drivers will be able to follow clearly-signed diversion routes.

A1M Junction 51 Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire

There will be a lane closure on the southbound side of the A1M for electrical work between 6am and 9.30am on Saturday 16 May.

A1 Morpeth, Northumberland

There will be a lane closure in both directions for maintenance work between 8am and 5pm until Friday 29 May.

A1 Felton to Denwick, Northumberland

There will be a lane closure in both directions for inspection work between 9am and 4pm from Monday 11 until Tuesday 19 May.

A1 Lamesley to Swalwell

Narrow lanes and a 40mph speed limit are in place while work is carried out to upgrade the section of the A1 past Gateshead. There will also be some overnight lane closures until the project is completed in spring 2016. The A1 will be closed in both directions at Lobley Hill, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 11 until Friday 15 May. The northbound entry slip road will also be closed at Lobley Hill between 8am and 4pm on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May. Diversions will be in place.

A1 Alnwick, Northumberland

The southbound side of the A1 is currently closed near Alnwick while work takes place to refurbish a bridge. Traffic is running in both directions on the northbound carriageway 24 hours a day. Temporary traffic lights are also in use on the A1068 below the bridge. The project is due to be completed by August.

A1 Seaton Burn Interchange, Cramlington, Northumberland

Work is taking place to upgrade the interchange, with some lane and carriageway closures in place overnight between 8pm and 6am. A 50mph temporary limit is also in place. The project is due to be completed by Friday 22 May.

A1 Tritlington, Northumberland

Temporary traffic lights will operate between 8pm and 6am for maintenance work until Thursday 28 May.

A19 Killingworth to Holystone, North Tyneside

The southbound side of the road will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am for resurfacing work until Tuesday 19 May. A diversion will be in place.

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.

Published 8 May 2015