Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East – summary for Monday 14 September to Sunday 20 September

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 11 September but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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A1M Coatham Mundeville to Bradbury, County Durham

Stretches of the southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, with daytime hard shoulder closures, between 6am and 8pm, from Thursday 17 September for resurfacing work. Diversions will be in place and the scheme is due to be completed by the end of September.

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 (Leeming Bar) roundabout between 9am and 4pm until the end of October. The road will be closed overnight in both directions, from 8pm until 6am, between junction 56 (Barton) and Scotch Corner from Monday 14 until Saturday 19 September. There will also be a southbound carriageway closure overnight between Scotch Corner and junction 51, and northbound between junction 50 (Baldersby) and Scotch Corner, on Saturday 19 September. 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 the A184 Consett Route Interchange, with a diversion taking traffic off and then back on at the junction, from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 September. The road will also be closed overnight between the Team Valley and Lobley Hill interchanges from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September. The project is due to be completed by spring 2016.

A1 Oxford to Scremerston, Northumberland

There will be phases of night-time carriageway closures starting on Thursday 17 September, between 8pm and 6am, for resurfacing work. Diversions will be in place and the project is due to be completed in November.

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 14 to Sunday 20 September, the northbound carriageway will be closed between junction 65 and Havannah Interchange, and a southbound lane will be closed 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. This project is due to be completed by mid-November.

There will be phases of overnight closures, including the southbound exit slip road and northbound entry slip road at the A19 junction with the A1058, near the Silverlink retail park, for bridge repair work. Lane closures will also be in place between 9am and 4pm on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 September. The project is due to be completed by Tuesday 20 October.

A66 Bowes to Cumbrian Border, County Durham

There will be 24 hour contraflow in place for resurfacing work. The westbound carriageway will be closed with vehicles travelling in both directions on the eastbound carriageway. The scheme is due to be completed in September.

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 vehicles travelling in both directions on the eastbound carriageway. The Smallways junction will be closed from 8pm on Friday 18 September until 6am on Monday 21 September. The project is due to be completed by Friday 23 October.

General enquiries

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

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Published 14 September 2015