Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 16 to Sunday 22 January 2017

Summary of 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 January 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 16 to Friday 20 January there will be a closure northbound at junction 56 with a diversion down and under the interchange.

There will also be a northbound and southbound closure at Scotch Corner with a diversion up and over the interchange and the southern section of Scotch Corner interchange will be closed. Then on Saturday 21 there will be a closure northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner, and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51.

All closures will take place between 8pm and 6am with diversions in place.

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 to monitor and maintain the bridging plates. On Wednesday 18 January there will be a carriageway closure northbound between 8pm and 6am with a diversion in place.

A1 / A1M junctions 64 to 67, Gateshead

There will be various lane and carriageway closures north and southbound for structural repairs, commencing on Wednesday 18 January until the end of February. On Saturday 21 January there will be a closure north and southbound between junctions 65 and 66, taking place between 8pm and 6am with diversions in place.

A1 junction 79, Newcastle upon Tyne

There will be phases of lane, slip and carriageway closures for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday 16 to Thursday 26 January between 8pm and 6am.

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. From Monday 16 to Friday 20 January there will be lane closures north and southbound between 8am and 5.30pm.

There will be various phases of overnight lane and carriageway closures north and southbound between 8pm and 6am for interchange improvement work. There will also be a 24 hour 30mph speed restriction with narrow lanes. The footpath/cycleway on the A1058 over the Silverlink roundabout is closed for the duration of the works as part of the junction improvement works, a clearly sign posted diversion will be in place.

A19 Tees Viaduct

The A19 Tees Viaduct will be closed from Monday 16 January for five nights between 9pm and 6am for routine maintenance. Clearly signed diversions will be in place.

A66 Long Newton, Stockton on Tees

There will be 24 hour traffic signals in operation on the slip road and interchange for construction work. This will take place until the end of February 2017.

A66 Hulands to Cross Lanes, County Durham

There will be lane closures in place east and westbound for survey work. This will take place from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 January between 8am and 6pm.

A66 Smallways to Thorpe Farm, County Durham

There will be a lane closure westbound for sign maintenance. This will take place from Monday 16 to Friday 20 January between 8am and 4pm.

General enquiries

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

Media enquiries

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 13 January 2017