Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 3 October to Sunday 9 October 2016

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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 30 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.

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. On Monday 3 October there will be a closure northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner and southbound between Scotch Corner and Catterick Central.

Then from Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 October there will be a closure northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner and southbound between junction 56 and Scotch Corner. All these closures will take place between 8pm and 6am.

Then from 8pm on Friday 7 October to 6am on Sunday 9 October there will be a closure northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51. Then on Sunday evening 9 October there will be a closure taking place north and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 56, between 8pm and 6am. All closures will have 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 operation over Blaydon Haugh Viaduct due to the installation of temporary plates over defective viaduct joints. There will be weekly night time northbound closures to monitor and maintain the bridging plates.

A1 Kenton Bar Interchange, Newcastle Upon Tyne

There will be various phases of north and southbound lane, slip road and carriageway closures for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday 3 to Monday 24 October 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. There will also be a 24 hour lane closure in place north and southbound until the project is completed.

A1 Seaton Burn to Morpeth, Northumberland

There will be phases of lane closures north and southbound for inspection work. This will take place on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 October between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

A1M junction 62, County Durham

There will be various phases of north and southbound slip road closures for resurfacing work. This will take place from Friday 7 to Tuesday 19 October between 8pm and 6am.

A66 Bowes to Cumbrian Border, County Durham

There will be various lane closures east and westbound 24 hours a day for maintenance works. This will take place until Monday 3 October.

A66M Blackwell to Junction 57, County Durham

There will be a night time carriageway closure westbound between 8pm and 6am with a daytime lane closure between 6am and 8pm for resurfacing work, taking place from Monday 3 to Friday 7 October. All closures will have 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.

A194M Blackfell, Gateshead

The A194(M) will be closed northbound from junction 65 of the A1(M) to the Havannah interchange for maintenance to the bridge. There will also be a 50mph speed limit on the A1 southbound carriageway from junction 67 to junction 65. The work is being carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am.

A19 Leven Valley Viaduct

The northbound A19 will be closed as it crosses the Leven Valley Viaduct, which is between the A174 Parkway junction and the A67 Crathorne junction. The closure will be overnight between 8pm and 6am to replace the bridge joint on the Viaduct. Traffic will travel on a contraflow on the southbound carriageway with a 50mph speed limit in place until the end of October. A speed restriction of 50mph will be in place on both carriageways during the day with a 40mph limit on the northbound carriageway over the bridge itself.

A174/A172

There will be lane closures on the westbound A174 and a full closure of the exit slip road for the A172 overnight until Tuesday 4 October for resurfacing. The closures will be between 8pm and 6am and clearly signed diversions will be in place. During the day there will be a speed restriction of 50mph due to a temporary surface on the westbound A174 exit slip road for the A172.

A19/A182

The A19 southbound entry slip road from the A182 at Cold Hesledon will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am for resurfacing. The closures will be in place from Tuesday 4 October until Thursday 6 October. There will be a 50mph speed limit in place during the day as traffic will be running on a temporary road surface.

General enquiries

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Published 4 October 2016