Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 15 to 21 February 2016

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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 12 February 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 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. There will then be a northbound carriageway closure between junction 50 and Scotch Corner, southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51. This will take place from Monday 15 to Sunday 21 February. All these 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 will be a carriageway closure north and southbound between junctions 67 and 69 from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 February, taking place between 8pm and 6am. The carriageway will then be closed northbound between junctions 67 and 69, and southbound between junctions 69 and 68, taking place on Friday 19 February between 8pm and 9am. All these closures will have diversions in place. There are also overnight lane closures between 8pm and 6am. The project is due to be completed by early summer 2016.

A1 Morpeth, Northumberland

There will be 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, with narrow lanes and a 40mph speed restriction in place.

A1 Alnwick to Deanmoor, Northumberland

There will be a 24 hour contraflow in operation for resurfacing work. The southbound carriageway will be closed with all traffic travelling on the northbound carriageway. This will take place until 19 February.

A1 Fenwick, Northumberland

There will be traffic signals in place north and southbound for investigation work. This will take place from Monday 8 to Thursday 17 February between 8pm and 6am.

A1 Ellingham to Scremerston, Northumberland

There will be various phases of traffic signals north and southbound for maintenance work. This will take place until the end of March between 8pm and 6am.

A1M junction 60, County Durham

There will be various phases of closing the interchange north and southbound for resurfacing work. This will take place until Monday 22 February between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place.

A66 Elton Interchange, County Durham

There will be a slip road closure east and westbound for signing work. This will take place Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 February between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place.

General enquiries

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Published 12 February 2016