Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 16 to 22 November

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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 13 November 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 Leeming to Barton, North Yorkshire

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. In addition to this there will be a southbound carriageway closure overnight from 8pm until 6am, between Scotch Corner and junction 51, and the northbound carriageway will be closed between junction 50 and Scotch Corner. This closure will take place from Monday 16 to Friday 20 November. 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 northbound between junction 67 and 69, and southbound between junction 74 and 67. This will take place Monday 16 to Friday 20 November between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place. There are also overnight lane closures between 8pm and 6am. The project is due to be completed by spring 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. There will be a carriageway closure northbound between 9pm and 7am, taking place from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 November, with a diversion in place. A 40mph speed limit and narrow lanes will remain throughout.

A66 Little Burdon, Darlington, County Durham

There will be work ongoing until January 2016 for resurfacing and electrical work. Overnight the eastbound carriageway will be closed with all traffic travelling in contraflow on the westbound carriageway, taking place between 8pm and 6am. During the week, there will be full closures east and west bound and the contraflow will be switched, with the westbound carriageway closed and all traffic travelling on the eastbound carriageway. There will also be a daytime lane closure on the approaches to and around the roundabout at Little Burdon between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

A66 Bowes to Cross Lanes, County Durham

There will be a 24 hour contraflow in operation for resurfacing work. The westbound carriageway will be closed with all traffic travelling on the eastbound carriageway. This will take place until mid December.

A19 Seaton Burn Interchange, North Tyneside

There will be a closure of the northbound entry slip road for electrical work. This will take place Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 November between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.

Seaton Burn roundabout will be closed overnight on Sunday 15 November for resurfacing work. All 5 approaches will be closed between 8pm and 6am. Clearly signed diversions will be in place.

A1 Haggerston to Scremerston, Northumberland

There will be traffic signals in operation north and southbound for investigation work. This will take place from Monday 16 to the end of November between 8pm and 6am.

A66 Hutton Bank to Ravensworth, County Durham

There will be convoy working in operation east and westbound between 8pm and 6am for lining work. These works are due to complete 19 November.

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Published 13 November 2015