Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 12 to 18 October

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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 9 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/A194M junction 65 to Whitemarepool, Gateshead

There will be various phases of lane closures, carriageway closures and contraflow, north and southbound for resurfacing work. From Monday 12 to Thursday 15 October there will be a carriageway closure northbound between junction 65 and Havannah interchange, and a southbound lane closure between Whitemare Pool roundabout and junction 65. All these closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place where the road is closed. There will then be a 24 hour contraflow with the northbound carriageway closed and all traffic travelling on the southbound carriageway, taking place from 8pm on Friday 16 October to 6am on Monday 19 October. In addition to this there will be a daytime lane closure 9.30am until 3.30pm from Monday 12 September to Friday 16 October. This project is due for completion by mid November.

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, and a lane closure on the junction 51 roundabout between 9am and 4pm until the end of October. In addition to this there will be a southbound carriageway closure overnight from 8pm until 6am, between Scotch Corner and junction 51, and the northbound will be closed between junction 50 and Scotch Corner. This closure will take place from Monday 12 to Sunday 18 October. The project is due to be completed by spring 2017.

A1 Lamesley to Swalwell, Gateshead

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 are also overnight lane closures between 8pm and 6am. In addition to this there will be a north and southbound carriageway closure between junction 67 and junction 68, taking place between 8pm and 6am. The project is due to be completed by spring 2016.

A1 Oxford to Scremerston, Northumberland

There will be a carriageway closure north and southbound for resurfacing work, from Monday 12 to Friday 16 October, between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place. The project is due to be completed early November.

A1 Causey Park to Felton, Northumberland

There will be convoy working in operation north and southbound for resurfacing work. This will take place until Friday 23 October, between 8pm and 6am.

A1 Denwick to South Charlton

There will be traffic signals in place north and southbound between 8pm and 6am for survey work. This will take place until Tuesday 20 October.

A1 Morpeth, Northumberland

There will work ongoing until the end of 2016 for the construction of a bypass. There will be various phases of daytime and night time lane and carriageway closures. From Monday 12 to Friday 16 October there will be a daytime lane closure in place north and southbound between 8.30am and 5.30pm.

A1 Purdy Lodge, South of Belford, Northumberland

There will be traffic signals in place north and southbound between 8pm and 6am for survey work. This will take place Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 October.

A66 Smallways to Greta Bridge, County Durham

There will be 24 hour contraflow in place for resurfacing work. The westbound carriageway will be closed with both directions travelling on the eastbound carriageway. Greta Bridge junction is closed until 10pm on Wednesday 14 October. This will take place until Friday 23 October.

A66 Preston Farm interchange to Thornaby, Teesside

There will be a carriageway closure eastbound between 8pm and 6am for resurfacing work. This will take place until Thursday 22 October.

There will be phases of full closures north and southbound with the southbound exit slip road and northbound entry slip road closed overnight at the A19 junction with the A1058, near the Silverlink retail park, for bridge repair work. The project is due to be completed by Tuesday 20 October.

General enquiries

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Published 9 October 2015