Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 30 November to 6 December

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 27 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. In addition to this there will be southbound lane closures taking place Tuesday 1 December to Friday 4 December between 8pm and 6am. On Saturday 5 December there will be a northbound carriageway closure between junction 50 and junction 56 Barton and a southbound carriageway closure between junction 56 Barton and Scotch Corner from 8pm through to 2pm on Sunday 6 December.

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. In addition to this there will be a carriageway closure north and southbound at junction 68 with traffic being diverted up and over the interchange. This will take place from Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December between 8pm and 6am. The entry slip road at junction 69 will also be closed between 8pm and 6am Monday 30 November to Wednesday 2 December. There are also overnight lane closures between 8pm and 6am. The project is due to be completed by spring 2016.

A1 Morpeth, Northumberland

There will be work ongoing until the end of 2016 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.

A66 Little Burdon, Darlington, County Durham

There will be work ongoing until January 2016 for resurfacing and electrical work. Overnight the westbound carriageway will be closed with all traffic travelling in contraflow on the eastbound carriageway, taking place between 8pm and 6am. There will also be a daytime lane closure on the approaches to and around the roundabout at Little Burdon between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

A66 Bowes to Cross Lanes, County Durham

There will be a 24 hour contraflow in operation for resurfacing work. The westbound carriageway will be closed with all traffic travelling on the eastbound carriageway. This will take place until 19 December.

A1M junction 61 to 63, County Durham

There will be a carriageway closure northbound for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday 23 November until 5 December between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.

A1 Seaton Burn to Stannington, Northumberland

There will be a carriageway closure northbound for resurfacing work between Seaton Burn and Shotton on Monday 30 November between 8pm and 6am. The northbound entry slip road at Stannington will then be closed on Tuesday 1 December between 8pm and 6am.

A1 Newton on the Moor, Northumberland

There will be a lane closure southbound between 8am and 6pm for investigation work. This will take place until Friday 4 December.

A1 Charlton Mires, Northumberland

There will be traffic signals in operation north and southbound between 6am and 6pm for signing work. This will take place until Monday 7 December.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

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Published 27 November 2015