Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 9 to Sunday 15 May 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 6 May 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 9 to Friday 13 May there will be a carriageway closure southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51, and northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner.

On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May there will be a north and southbound closure 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 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 70, and southbound between junctions 69 and 67. The northbound entry slip road at junction 68 and the southbound entry slip road at junction 70 will also be closed.

All these closures will take place from Monday 9 to Friday 13 May between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place. 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. There will also be a 24 hour lane closure in place north and southbound until the project is completed.

A1 Felton to Denwick, Northumberland

There will be phases of lane closures north and southbound for inspection work. This will take place Monday 9 to Tuesday 17 May between 9am and 4pm.

A1M / A68 junction 58, County Durham

There will be a closure of the interchange in all directions for resurfacing work. This will take place until Tuesday 10 May between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place.

A66 Eaglescliffe to Yarm Road Interchange, Stockton on Tees

There will be a lane closure east and westbound for investigation work. This will take place Thursday 12 and Friday 13 May between 11am and 3pm.

A66 Blands Corner to Blackwell, Darlington, County Durham

There will be a carriageway closure east and westbound for resurfacing work. This will take place from Thursday 12 May to mid June between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place. There will also be a 40mph speed restriction in place during the daytime.

There will be various phases of carriageway, lane and slip road closures for structural work. This will take place from Tuesday 10 to Wednesday 25 May between 8pm and 6am.

A69 Haltwhitsle and Haydon Bridge, Northumberland

Treatment work on the road surface on the Haydon Bridge bypass around the B6319 junctions will start on Tuesday 10 for one night and on Wednesday 11 10 May on the Haltwhitsle bypass around the B6322 junction for one night. The closures will take place between 7pm and 7am and clearly signed diversions will be in place.

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Published 6 May 2016