Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 21 to Sunday 27 November 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 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 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 Friday 25 November there will be a closure southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51 with a partial closure of Scotch Corner interchange.

All these closures will take place between 8pm and 6am. Then from 8pm on Saturday 26 through to 6am on Monday 28 November there will be a closure northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner. All closures will have 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.

A1 junction 74, Newcastle upon Tyne

There will be a carriageway closure northbound for maintenance work. This will take place from Wednesday 23 November to Monday 5 December between 8pm and 6am.

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 from Monday 14 November to Friday 2 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. 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 traffic signals in place with convoy working in place north and southbound for resurfacing work. This will take place until Thursday 24 November between 8pm and 6am.

A1 Haggerston, Northumberland

There will be traffic signals in place with convoy working north and southbound 24/7 for resurfacing work. This will take place from Sunday 20 to Friday 25 November.

A1 Causey Park, Northumberland

There will be traffic signals in place with convoy working north and southbound for maintenance work. This will take place from Monday 21 to Monday 28 November between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

The A19 will be fully closed on Monday 21 November with various phases of overnight lane closures from Tuesday 22 November for four nights between 8pm and 6am for interchange improvement work. There will also be a 24 hour 30mph speed restriction with narrow lanes.

A19 Tees Viaduct

The A19 Tees Viaduct will be closed for routine maintenance work between 9pm and 6am for five nights from Monday 21 November.

A66 Cross Lanes, County Durham

There will be convoy working in operation east and westbound for resurfacing work. This will take place from Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 November between 8pm and 6am.

General enquiries

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

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Published 18 November 2016