Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East – summary for Monday 31 October to Sunday 6 November 2016

Summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week

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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 31 October there will be a closure north and southbound at Scotch Corner with a diversion up and over the junction. The same closure will take place on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 November with an additional closure northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner. Then on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 November there will be a closure north and southbound at Scotch Corner with a diversion up and over the junction. On Saturday 5 November there will be a closure northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner, and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51. Then on Sunday 6 November there will be a closure north and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 56. All these closures will take place between 8pm and 6am with 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 planned to monitor and maintain the bridging plates.

A1 Derwenthaugh, Newcastle Gateshead Western Bypass

There will be a closure southbound for structural maintenance work. This will take place until Thursday 4 November between 8pm and 6am, 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. There will also be a 24 hour lane closure in place north and southbound until the project is completed.

The A19 will be closed between Silverlink roundabout and the A193 between 8pm and 6am from Monday 31 October for six nights for interchange improvement work. There will also be a 24 hour 30mph speed restriction with narrow lanes.

A66 Hartforth to Scotch Corner, North Yorkshire

There will be a 24/7 lane closure eastbound for maintenance work. This will take place until Monday 31 October

A66 Thornaby, Stockton on Tees

There will be a carriageway closure westbound for resurfacing work. This will take place from Wednesday 2 to Friday 4 November between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.

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Published 28 October 2016