Press release

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

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 10 July 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.

A1M Junction 50 Baldersby, North Yorkshire

There will be a northbound lane closure in place technology work from 6am until 9am on Saturday 18 July.

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. The A1 will be closed northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51 from Monday 13 until Sunday 19 July. The closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place. 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. The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight at Lobley Hill from Monday 13 until Friday 17 July, with traffic being diverted off and then back on at the junction. The project is due to be completed by spring 2016.

A1 Alnwick, Northumberland

The northbound 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 southbound 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.

The southbound exit slip road at the Wallsend junction will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for maintenance work. There will also be a lane closure on the southbound carriageway. The project is due to be completed 15 July, and a diversion will be in place.

A66 Elton to Thornaby, Teesside

Lane closures will be in place in both directions for investigative work between 9am and 4pm from Monday 13 until Wednesday 15 July.

A66 Scotch Corner to Hartforth, North Yorkshire

The westbound side of the A66 will be closed while resurfacing work takes place. Traffic will be running in both directions on the eastbound carriageway 24 hours a day. This project will complete early August.

A66 Cumbrian Border to Bowes, County Durham

Temporary traffic lights will be in use overnight, between 8pm and 6am, between the Cumbrian Border and Bowes from Monday 13 until Friday 17 July while road markings are repainted.

General enquiries

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

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