Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 28 September to Sunday 4 October

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 September 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.

A1M junction 59 Coatham Mundeville to junction 60 Bradbury, County Durham

There will be carriageway closures southbound between 8pm and 6am with daytime hard shoulder closures between 6am and 8pm from Thursday 17 September with diversion for resurfacing works. This project is due for completion on Saturday 3 October.

A1/A194M junction 65 to Whitemarepool, Gateshead

There will be various phases of lane closures, carriageway closures and contraflow, north and southbound for resurfacing work. From Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October there will be a carriageway closure northbound between junction 65 and Havannah Interchange, and a southbound lane closure between Whitemare Pool roundabout and junction 65. All these closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place where the road is closed. There will then be a 24 hour contraflow with the northbound carriageway closed and all traffic travelling on the southbound carriageway, taking place from 8pm on Friday 2 to 6am on Monday 5 October. In addition to this there will be a daytime lane closure 9.30am until 3.30pm from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October. This project is due for completion by mid November.

A1M junction 50, North Yorkshire

There will be a lane closure on the northbound carriageway for technology work. This will take place on Saturday 3 October between 6am and 9.30am.

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 standard. There will also be narrow lanes and a 50mph speed restriction 24 hours a day, and a lane closure on the junction 51 roundabout between 9am and 4pm until the end of October. In addition to this the southbound and northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, from 8pm until 6am, between junction 56 (Barton) and Scotch Corner, and southbound between Catterick North and Catterick South interchanges. This will take place from Monday 28 September until Friday 2 October. There will also be a southbound carriageway closure overnight from 8pm until 6am, between Scotch Corner and junction 51, and the northbound carriageway will be closed between junction 50 and Scotch Corner. This closure will take place Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October. 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 are also overnight lane closures between 8pm and 6am. There will be a carriageway closure southbound between junction 73 and junction 69, with a carriageway closure northbound at junction 68. These closures will take place from Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 September. On Thursday 1 and Friday 2 October there will be a southbound carriageway closure between junction 73 and junction 69. Following on from this there will be a carriageway closure Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October, southbound between junction 73 and junction 69, and northbound between junction 67 and junction 68. All closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place. The project is due to be completed by spring 2016.

A1 Oxford to Scremerston, Northumberland

There will be a carriageway closure north and southbound for resurfacing work, every week night from Monday 28 September, between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place. The project is due to be completed early November.

A1 Seaton Burn to Shotton, Northumberland

There will be a carriageway closure northbound between 8pm and 6am, and a daytime lane closure northbound between 6am and 8pm, for improvement work. This will take place until mid November.

A1 Causey Park to Felton, Northumberland

There will be convoy working in operation north and southbound for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday 28 September until the end of October, between 8pm and 6am.

A1 Warreners House, Northumberland

There will be a closure of the northbound exit slip road between 8pm and 6am for survey work. This will take place Wednesday 30 September and Thursday 1 October, between 8pm and 6am.

A66 Surtees Bridge to Teesside Park, Teesside

There will be a carriageway closure eastbound between 8pm and 6am for resurfacing work. This project is due for completion 2 October.

A66 Smallways to Greta Bridge, County Durham

There will be 24 hour contraflow in place for resurfacing work. The westbound carriageway will be closed with both directions travelling on the eastbound carriageway. This will take place until Friday 23 October.

A66 Preston Farm Interchange to Thornaby, Teesside

There will be a carriageway closure eastbound between 8pm and 6am for resurfacing work. This will take place from Friday 2 to the end of October.

There will be phases of full closures north and southbound with the southbound exit slip road and northbound entry slip road closed overnight at the A19 junction with the A1058, near the Silverlink retail park, for bridge repair work. The project is due to be completed by 20 October.

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Published 25 September 2015