Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East – weekly summary for Monday 22 June to Sunday 28 June

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Tuesday 16 June and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement and maintenance work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

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A1M Junction 63 Chester-le-Street to 62 Durham

There will be a southbound carriageway closure with a lane closure northbound on 22 June. There will then be a northbound carriageway closure with a lane closure southbound from Tuesday 23 June to Friday 26 June. These closures will take place between 8pm and 6am for resurfacing work, with diversions in place.

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, and a lane closure on the junction 51 roundabout between 9am and 4pm until the end of October. In addition to this there will be full carriageway closures northbound between Junction 50 and Scotch Corner from Monday 22 June to Friday 27 June. These will take place nightly between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place. There will also be a full northbound (Junction 50 and Scotch Corner) and southbound (between Scotch Corner and Junction 51) carriageway closure, taking place between 8pm on Saturday 27 June and 10am on Sunday 28 June, with a diversion 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 are also overnight lane closures between 8pm and 6am. In addition to this there will be a southbound carriageway closure at Lobley Hill with traffic being diverted up and over the interchange to rejoin the carriageway. This will take place from Monday 22 June to Friday 26 June between 8pm and 6am. The project is due to be completed by spring 2016.

A1 Alnwick, Northumberland

The southbound side of the A1 is currently closed near Alnwick while work takes place to refurbish a bridge. Traffic is running in both directions on the northbound carriageway 24 hours a day. Temporary traffic lights are also in use on the A1068 below the bridge. The project is due to be completed by August.

The southbound exit slip road at the Wallsend junction will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for maintenance work from Monday 22 June to Friday 10 July. There will also be a lane closure on the southbound carriageway. The project is due to be completed 15 July, and a diversion will be in place.

A66 Long Newton to Teesside Park

Sections of the A66 between Long Newton to Teesside Park will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am until Friday 3 July while work takes place to paint new road markings, white lines and replace reflective road studs. Only one section will be closed at any one time, and clearly-signed diversions will be in place.

A66 Bowes to Newsham, County Durham

Lane closures will be in place for investigative work between 9am and 4pm from Monday 22 June until Wednesday 24 June.

A66 Cumbrian Border to Bowes, County Durham

There will be convoy working in place east and westbound for lining work. This will take place from Monday 22 June to Friday 26 June between 8pm and 6am.

A1M Junction 51 Leeming, North Yorkshire

There will be a lane closure in place southbound for technology work. This will take place on Saturday 27 June between 6am and 9.30am.

A1 Morpeth, Northumberland

There will be a lane closure northbound for sign installation work. This will take place Monday 22 June to Wednesday 24 June between 9am and 5pm.

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Published 19 June 2015