Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 28 November to Sunday 4 December 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 25 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 28 November to Tuesday 29 November there will be a closure southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51 with an up and over closure northbound at Scotch Corner interchange and a down and up closure at junction 56 Barton.

The northern section of Scotch Corner interchange will also be closed and a diversion to junction 56 Barton and back will be in place. On Wednesday 30 November to Thursday 1 December there will be a closure northbound with an up and over closure at Scotch Corner interchange and a down and up closure at junction 56 Barton. There will also be a closure of the southbound exit slip at Scotch Corner.

The northern section of Scotch Corner interchange will also be closed and a diversion to junction 56 Barton and back will be in place. Then on Friday 2 December there will be closure of the southbound exit slip road at Scotch Corner and an up and over closure northbound at Scotch Corner interchange. Then on Saturday 3 December there will be a 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. This project is due for completion by summer 2017.

A1M junctions 59 to 60, County Durham

There will be a carriageway closure northbound for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 November between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.

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 planned to monitor and maintain the bridging plates.

A1 junction 73, Newcastle upon Tyne

There will be a carriageway closure northbound for maintenance work. This will take place until 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 until Friday 2 December between 10am and 3pm.

A1M junction 65 to A194M junction 1, Gateshead

There will be a carriageway closure northbound for resurfacing and maintenance work. This will take place from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.

A194M junctions 1 to 3, South Tyneside

There will be phases of lane closure southbound for survey work. This will take place from Thursday 1 to Thursday 22 December between 8am and 4pm.

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 Detchant, Northumberland

There will be convoy working in operation north and southbound for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December between 8pm and 6am.

The A19 will be closed overnight for three nights from Monday 28 November and there will be various phases of overnight carriageway closures north and southbound between 8pm and 6am for three nights from Thursday 1 December for interchange improvement work. There will also be a 24 hour 30mph speed restriction with narrow lanes.

A66 Bowes, County Durham

There will be convoy working in place westbound for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 November between 8pm and 6am.

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Published 25 November 2016