Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 3 to Sunday 9 April 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 31 March 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 3 to Friday 7 April there will be a southbound carriageway closure at junction 56 Barton with diversion down and under the interchange.

There will also be a carriageway closure northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner, and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51. Then on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April there will be a carriageway closure southbound between junction 56 and Scotch Corner interchange.

All these closures will take place between 8pm and 6am with diversions in place. From 8pm on Friday 3 March through to late April the junction 56 northbound exit slip road will be closed 24/7 with a diversion.

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. From Monday 2 to Sunday 9 April there will be a carriageway closure northbound between 8pm and 6am. All these closures will take place with a diversion in place.

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 3 to the end of April there will be a 24 hour lane closure north and southbound.

The A19 southbound will be closed on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 April between 8pm and 6am for interchange improvement work. There will also be a 24 hour 30mph speed restriction with narrow lanes. This project is due for completion in March 2019.

A66 Bowes, County Durham

There will be a lane closure eastbound for technology work. This will take place on Wednesday 5 April between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

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 31 March 2017