Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 7 to Sunday 13 March 2016

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 4 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 7 to Thursday 10 March there will be a carriageway closure northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51. Following on from this there will be a carriageway closure north and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 56 from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 March. All there 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 and southbound between junctions 67 and 69, taking place from Monday 7 to Friday 11 March. This will take place between 8pm and 6am with diversions in place. There are also overnight lane closures between 8pm and 6am. The project is due to be completed by early summer 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. From Monday 7 to Friday 11 March there will be a carriageway closure southbound, taking place between 8pm and 6am with a diversion in place.

A1 Tritlington, Northumberland

There will be traffic signals in operation north and southbound 24 hours a day for construction work. This will take place until the beginning of April.

A1 Newton on the Moor, Northumberland

There will be a lane closure southbound for drainage work. This will take Monday 7 to Wednesday 23 March between 8am and 6pm.

A66 Blands Corner to Neasham Road roundabout, Darlington bypass

There will be a carriageway closure east and westbound for resurfacing work. This will take place until 20 March between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.

A66 Ravensworth, North Yorkshire

There will be convoy working in operation east and westbound for lining work. This will take place until Monday 7 March between 8pm and 6am.

A19 Wallsend to Tyne Tunnel, North Tyneside

There will be a carriageway closure southbound on Thursday 10 March for resurfacing work. There will then be a carriageway closure northbound from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 March. All these closures will take place between 9pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.

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 4 March 2016