Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East – summary for Monday 27 April to Sunday 3 May

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 April and 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.

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A1M Junction 62 Durham to Junction 63 Chester-le-Street

Lane 2 is currently closed with traffic using the hard shoulder and lane 1 instead while work takes place to upgrade the barrier in the central reservation. The scheme is due to be finished by the end of May.

A1M Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire

There will be a lane closure on the roundabout between 9am and 4pm for construction work until the end of October.

A1 Junction 56 Barton to Junction 51 Leeming Bar

There will be phases of night time lane closures, contraflows and full carriageway closures north and southbound while works take place to upgrade the road to motorway standard. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed restriction will also be in place 24 hours a day until the project is completed in March 2017. The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight for 7 nights from Monday 27 April between Junction 50 and Scotch Corner. The southbound carriageway will also be closed overnight on Saturday 2 May between Scotch Corner and Junction 51. The closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am, and drivers will be able to follow a clearly signed diversion route.

A1 Lamesley to Swalwell

Narrow lanes and a 40mph speed limit are in place while work takes place to upgrade the section of the A1 past Gateshead. There are also night time lane closures in place north and southbound between 8pm and 6am.The project is due to be completed by spring 2016. The road will be closed overnight in both directions at Lobley Hill, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 27 April and Friday 1 May. Diversions will be in place.

A1 Warreners House to Clifton, Northumberland

There will be a lane closure in both directions between 8pm and 6am for improvement work from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 April.

A1 Clifton to Shotton, Northumberland

There will be a lane closure in both directions between 8pm and 6am for improvement work from Friday 1 until Sunday 3 May.

A1 Alnwick

The southbound side of the A1 is currently closed near Alnwick while work takes place to refurbish a bridge. Traffic is running in both directions on the northbound carriageway 24 hours a day. Temporary traffic lights are also in use on the A1068 below the bridge. The project is due to be completed by August.

A1 Morpeth, Northumberland

There will be a lane closure in both directions between 8am and 5pm as part of a project to build a new bypass. The lane closures will remain in place until Thursday 30 April.

A1 Haggerston to Scremerston, Northumberland

There will be temporary traffic lights in operation in both directions between 8pm and 6am until Tuesday 28 April while surveys take place.

A19 Killingworth to Holystone, North Tyneside

The southbound side of the road will be closed between 8pm and 6am for resurfacing work until mid-May. Drivers will be able to follow a clearly signed diversion route.

There will be a lane closure in both directions between 9.30am and 3.30pm for structural work, which is due to be completed by Monday 27 April.

A19 Seaton Burn to Wallsend, North Tyneside

There will be a lane closure on the northbound side of the road between 8pm and 6am for inspections from Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 April.

A66 Thorpe Grange to Hutton Magna, County Durham

There will be a lane closure on the eastbound side of the road between 8pm and 6am for investigative work, taking place between Monday 27 and Wednesday 29 April.

A696 Prestwick to Kenton Bar, Newcastle Upon Tyne

The westbound side of the road will be closed between 8pm and 6am for resurfacing work, with a diversion in place. The project is due to be completed by Wednesday 6 May.

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 24 April 2015