Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 21 to Sunday 27 March 2016

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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 18 March 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 21 to Wednesday 23 March there will be a carriageway closure southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51. 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 northbound between junctions 67 and 69 and southbound between junctions 73 and 67, taking place from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 March. The carriageway will then be closed northbound between junctions 67 and 69 and southbound between junctions 69 and 68, taking place Thursday 24 and Friday 25 March. All these closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion 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. From Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 March there will be a carriageway closure southbound, taking place between 8pm and 6am with a diversion in place.

A1 Tritlington, Northumberland

There will be traffic signals in operation north and southbound 24 hours a day for construction work. This will take place until Thursday 24 March, restarting again after Easter on Tuesday 29 March until Wednesday 6 April.

A1 Newton on the Moor, Northumberland

There will be a lane closure southbound for drainage work. This will take place until Wednesday 23 March between 8am and 6pm.

A1 Seaton Burn to Morpeth, Northumberland

There will be a lane closure north and southbound for inspection work. This will take place on Monday 21 March between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

A1 Beal, Northumberland

There will be a daytime slip road closure north and southbound between 6am and 8pm, and traffic signals between 8pm and 6am for resurfacing work. This will take place until mid April, breaking from Thursday 24 to Tuesday 29 March for Easter.

A1M junction 63, County Durham

There will be a closure of the southbound entry and exit slip roads for resurfacing work. This will take place Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 March between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place.

A1M junction 59 to 60, County Durham

There will be a carriageway closure northbound for resurfacing work. This will take place Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 March between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.

A66 Little Burdon, County Durham

There will be a lane closure east and westbound for maintenance work. This will take until Wednesday 23 March between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

General enquiries

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

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Published 18 March 2016