Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 22 to 28 February 2016

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 19 February 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. On Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 February there will be a carriageway closure northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner, and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51. On Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 February there will be a full carriageway closure between Scotch Corner and junction 56. On Friday 26 February there will be a carriageway closure northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner, and southbound between junction 56 and Scotch Corner. On Saturday 27 February there will be a carriageway closure northbound between junction 50 and junction 56, and southbound between junction 56 and Scotch Corner. On Sunday 28 February there will be a northbound closure between junction 50 and junction 56, and a southbound closure between Scotch Corner and junction 56. All there 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 full carriageway closure between junctions 67 and 69 from Monday 22 to Friday 26 February. This will take place 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 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.

A1 Ellingham to Scremerston, Northumberland

There will be various phases of traffic signals north and southbound for maintenance work. This will take place until the end of March between 8pm and 6am.

A1 Tritlington, Northumberland

There will be traffic signals in operation north and southbound 24 hours a day for construction work. This will take place from Monday 22 February until the beginning of April.

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Published 19 February 2016