Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East: weekly summary for Monday 24 October to Sunday 30 October 2016

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 21 October but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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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. On Monday 24 October there will be a closure southbound between junction 56 and Scotch Corner, a diversion will be in place, and a closure northbound at Scotch Corner with a diversion up and over the interchange. This closure will take place between 8pm and 6am. 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 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 Wednesday 26 October 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. In addition to this on Tuesday 25 October there will be a closure northbound between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.

A1 Highfields Roundabout, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland

Resurfacing work will take place on Highfields roundabout overnight between 8pm and 6am. The work will be carried out in 5 phases taking into account each approach of the roundabout. There will be convoy working in place during this work. A 24/7 lane closure will be in place around the inner lane of the roundabout. This will take place from Monday 17 to Friday 28 October.

A1 Felton, Northumberland

There will be an overnight contraflow in place north and southbound between 8pm and 6am with daytime lane closures for resurfacing work. This will take place until Saturday 5 November.

A19 Silverlink, North Tyneside

The A19 is closed overnight between Silverlink and Wallsend roundabout for three nights from Thursday 27 October. The closures are between 8pm and 6am 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 Friday 28 October.

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 24 October 2016