Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 23 to Sunday 29 January 2017

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 20 January 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 23 to Friday 27 January there will be a closure northbound and southbound at Scotch Corner with a diversion up and over the junction. In addition to this there will be a southbound closure at junction 56 on Wednesday 25 January, and a north and southbound closure at junction 56 on Friday 27 January. All closures will take place between 8pm and 6am with diversions in place.

A1 Blaydon Haugh Viaduct, junction 73 to junction 74, 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. On Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 January there will be a carriageway closure southbound, followed by a carriageway closure northbound on Wednesday 25 January. These closures will take place between 8pm and 6am. Then on Saturday 28 January there will be a carriageway closure southbound taking place between 8pm and 10am. All closures will take place with a diversion in place.

A1 / A1M junction 64 to junction 67, Gateshead

There will be various lane and carriageway closures north and southbound for structural repairs, commencing on Wednesday 18 January until the end of February.

A1 junction 79, Newcastle upon Tyne

There will be phases of lane, slip and carriageway closures for resurfacing work. This will take place until Thursday 26 January between 8pm and 6am.

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. From Monday 23 to Friday 27 January there will be lane closures north and southbound between 8am and 5.30pm.

A1 Haggerston, Northumberland

There will be convoy working in place north and southbound for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday 23 to mid February between 8pm and 6am.

A1 Wandylaw to Warrenford, Northumberland

There will be traffic signals in place north and southbound for survey work. This will take place from Monday 23 January to mid February between 8pm and 6am.

There is a 24 hour 30mph speed restriction with narrow lanes. The footpath/cycleway on the A1058 over the Silverlink roundabout is closed for the duration of the works as part of the junction improvement works, a clearly sign posted diversion will be in place.

A19 Seaton Burn to Moor Farm, North Tyneside

There will be a carriageway closure southbound for sign work. This will take place on Thursday 26 January between 8pm and 6am with a diversion in place.

A66 Long Newton, Stockton on Tees

There will be 24 hour traffic signals in operation on the slip road and interchange for construction work. This will take place until the end of February 2017.

A66 Rokeby to Greta Bridge, County Durham

There will be lane closures in place east and westbound for survey work. This will take place from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 January between 8am and 6pm.

A66 Surtees Bridge, Stockton on Tees

There will be a carriageway closure for structural maintenance work. From Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 January there will be a carriageway closure eastbound, and from Thursday 26 to Monday 30 January there will be a carriageway closure westbound. All closures will take place between 8pm and 6am with a diversion in place.

A66 Cross Lanes to Rokeby, County Durham

There will be convoy working in place east and westbound with some central reservation right hand turn lanes closed for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday 23 January to Friday 3 February between 8pm and 6am, with some diversions in place.

General enquiries

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

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 23 January 2017