Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 19 to Sunday 25 December 2016
Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.
The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 16 December 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 19 to Thursday 22 there will be a 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. This project is due for completion by summer 2017.
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 21 December there will be a carriageway closure northbound between 8pm and 6am with a diversion in place.
A1 junctions 68 to 69, Newcastle Gateshead Western Bypass
There will be a daytime lane closure on the northbound dedicated slip road for maintenance work. This will take place until Thursday 22 December between 10am and 3pm.
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. On Monday 19 December there will be a carriageway closure southbound between 8pm and 7am, with a diversion in place.
A1 Detchant, Northumberland
There will be convoy working in operation north and southbound for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday 12 to Wednesday 21 December between 8pm and 6am.
A1 West Moor, Northumberland
There will be a lane closure northbound for survey work. This will take place on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 December between 8.30am and 4pm.
A1 Alnwick, Northumberland
There will be a lane closure southbound for maintenance work. This will take place on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 December between 8am and 4pm.
A194M junctions 1 to 3, South Tyneside
There will be phases of lane closure southbound for survey work. This will take place until Thursday 22 December between 8am and 4pm.
A19 Silverlink, North Tyneside
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. From Monday 19 to Wednesday 21 December there will be a carriageway closure north and southbound on the A19 and A1058 between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place.
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