Press release

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

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 August 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. From Monday 15 to Friday 19 August there will be a carriageway closure northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner, and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51. All these closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place. The project is due to be completed by summer 2017.

A1 Lamesley to Swalwell, Gateshead

From Monday 15 to Friday 19 August there will be a lane closures north and southbound between junctions 67 and 71, with various slip road closures. All these closures will take place between 8pm and 6am with diversions in place. The project is due to be completed by early September.

A1 Blaydon Haugh Viaduct, Newcastle Upon Tyne

There is a 50mph limit in operation over Blaydon Haugh Viaduct due to the installation of temporary plates over defective viaduct joints. There will be weekly night time northbound closures planned for some months to monitor and maintain the bridging plates.

A1 Morpeth, Northumberland

There will be work ongoing until spring 2017 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. There will also be a 24 hour lane closure in place north and southbound until the project is completed.

A1 Brownieside, Northumberland

There will be a 24 hour contraflow in place north and southbound for resurfacing work. This will take place until Sunday 21 August.

A1 West Moor to Coquet, Northumberland

There will be traffic signals in place east and westbound for survey work. This will take place on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 August between 8pm and 6am.

A66 Bowes to Cumbrian Border, County Durham

There will be various phases of lane closures east and westbound for maintenance work. This will take place until mid October 24 hours a day.

A66 Ravensworth, North Yorkshire

There will be traffic signals in place east and westbound for survey work. This will take place Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 August between 8pm and 6am.

There will be various phases of overnight lane closures between 8pm and 6am for interchange improvement work. There will also be a 24 hour 30mph speed restriction. There will be overnight closures Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 August between 8pm and 6am between Holystone and Wallsend to install the narrow lines.

A66 Teesside Park to A19

There will be a full closure of the westbound carriageway between the A19 and Teesside Park for resurfacing work until Monday 22 August. The work will be carried out overnight between 9pm and 6am.

General enquiries

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

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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 15 August 2016