Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 4 to Sunday 10 April 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 1 April 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 4 to Sunday 10 April there will be a carriageway closure southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51, and northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner. All these closures will take place between 8pm and 6am with diversions in place. 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 will be a carriageway closure northbound between junctions 67 and 69 and southbound between junctions 69 and 68, taking place from Monday 4 April to Friday 10 April. All these closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place. The project is due to be completed by early summer 2016.

A1 North Brunton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

There will be a carriageway closure northbound for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday 4 to Thursday 14 April between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.

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.

A1 Tritlington, Northumberland

There will be traffic signals in operation north and southbound between 8pm and 6am for construction work. This will take place until Saturday 16 April.

A1 Beal, Northumberland

There will be traffic signals in operation north and southbound for resurfacing work. This will take place until Wednesday 6 April between 7pm and 6am. There will also be a 24 hour 40mph speed restriction in place.

A66 Cumbrian Border

There will be a 24 hour contraflow in operation east and westbound for resurfacing work. This will take place until Friday 15 April.

A66 South Thorpe to Hutton Magna, County Durham

There will be a 24 hour contraflow in operation east and westbound for resurfacing work. This will take place from Saturday 9 April until mid May.

General enquiries

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

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Published 1 April 2016