Press release

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

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 August 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 22 to Thursday 25 August there will be a carriageway 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. The project is due to be completed by summer 2017.

A1 Blaydon Haugh Viaduct, Newcastle Upon Tyne

There is a 50mph limit in place over Blaydon Haugh Viaduct due to the installation of temporary plates over the viaduct joints. There will be weekly night time northbound closures planned for some months to monitor and maintain the bridging plates.

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 Metro Centre, Newcastle Gateshead Western Bypass

There will be a lane closure north and southbound with a full closure of the northbound exit slip road for drainage work. This will take place from Wednesday 24 August until mid September between 8pm and 6am.

A1 Heckley House, Northumberland

There will be a carriageway closure north and southbound for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 August between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.

A1 West Moor, Northumberland

There will be a lane closure in place northbound for survey work. This will take place on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 August between 8.30am and 4pm.

A66 Bowes to Cumbrian Border, County Durham

There will be various phases of lane closures east and westbound for maintenance work. This will take place until mid October 24 hours a day.

A66 Newton Grange to Elton, County Durham

There will be a carriageway closure eastbound for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday 22 August to mid September between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.

There will be various phases of overnight lane closures between 8pm and 6am for interchange improvement work. There will also be a 24 hour 30mph speed restriction with narrow lanes.

A66 Teesside Park to A19

There will be a full closure of the westbound carriageway between the A19 and Teesside Park for resurfacing work until Thursday 25 August. The work will be carried out overnight between 9pm and 6am.

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Published 19 August 2016