Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East – summary for Monday 13 to Sunday 19 April

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 10 April 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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A1 Junction 56 Barton to Junction 51 Leeming Bar

There will be phases of night time lane and carriageway closures while work takes place to upgrade the road to motorway standard. The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight between junction 50 at Ripon and Scotch Corner from 8pm on Saturday 11 April until 6am on Sunday 12 April. The southbound carriageway will also be closed between Scotch Corner and Junction 51 at Leeming Bar during the same period. Diversions will be in place. The project is due to be completed by March 2017.

A1 Lamesley to Swalwell

Narrow lanes and a 40mph speed limit are in place while work takes place to upgrade the section of the A1 past Gateshead. There are also night time lane closures in place north and southbound between 8pm and 6am. The project is due to be completed by spring 2016.

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 scheme is due to be finished by the end of May.

A1 Seaton Burn, Northumberland

Work to improve the junction with the A19 will be ongoing until the end of April. Phases of night time lane closures and some carriageway closures will take place between 8pm and 6am. A 50mph speed restriction is currently in place.

A1 Alnwick, Northumberland, Alnwick South Bridge Refurbishment Phase 2

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.

There will be carriageway closures both north and southbound for structural work between 8pm and 6am. The scheme is due to be finished in May.

A19 Moor Farm to Killingworth, North Tyneside

There will be a lane closure north and southbound between 8pm and 6am until Thursday 16 April for surveys to be carried out.

A1 Morpeth, Northumberland

There will be a lane closure north and southbound between 8am and 5pm as part of a project to build a new bypass. The lane closures will remain in place until the end of April.

A1 Haggerston to Scremerston, Northumberland

There will be temporary traffic lights in operation north and southbound between 8pm and 6am until the end of April while surveys take place.

A1M Junction 59 Newton Aycliffe to Junction 60 Ferryhill, County Durham

There will be a lane closure in place north and southbound for electrical work between 8pm and midnight until Wednesday 15 April.

A1 Denton Burn, Newcastle

There will be a lane closure southbound between 8pm and 6am for maintenance work between Monday 13 and Thursday 16 April.

A696 Prestwick to Kenton Bar, Newcastle

The westbound side of the road will be closed for resurfacing between 8pm and 6am from Tuesday 14 April until early May. Diversions will be in place.

A66M Stapleton

There will be a lane closure east and westbound between 8pm and midnight for electrical work until Thursday 16 April.

A19 Dudley Lane to Fisher Lane, North Tyneside

There will be a lane closure north and southbound between 8pm on Friday 17 April and 6am on Saturday 18 April while work takes place to upgrade the barrier.

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 13 April 2015