Press release

Planned roadworks in the North East – weekly summary for Monday 29 June to Sunday 5 July

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 26 June and 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.

A1M junction 51 Leeming, North Yorkshire

There will be a lane closure in place on the northbound carriageway for technology work between 6am and 9.30am on Saturday 4 July.

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. The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight between junction 50 and Scotch Corner, and the southbound carriageway between Scotch Corner and junction 51, from Monday 29 June until Friday 3 July between 8pm and 6am, and again from 8pm on Saturday 4 July until 11am on Sunday 5 July. Drivers will be able to follow clearly-signed diversion routes. 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. The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight at the Lobley Hill interchange from Monday 29 June until Friday 3 July between 8pm and 6am. Drivers will be taken off along the exit slip road and then back on the entry slip road. 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 – 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.

A19 Holystone Interchange, North Tyneside

There will be a lane closure on the southbound exit slip road on Monday 29 June, and on the northbound entry slip road on Tuesday 30 June, for investigative work. Both these closures will take place between 9am and 3pm, 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 Ravensworth to Scotch Corner, North Yorkshire

Lane closures will be in place for investigative work between 9am and 4pm on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 June.

A66 Cumbrian Border to Bowes, County Durham

Traffic will be led through the roadworks in convoys overnight while new road markings are being painted. The work will be take place from Monday 29 June until Friday 3 July between 8pm and 6am.

A66 Bowes, County Durham

There will be a lane closure in both directions for electrical work from Monday 29 June until Friday 3 July between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

A66 Ravensworth, North Yorkshire

Temporary traffic lights will operate between 8pm and 6am from Monday 29 June until Friday 3 July while investigative work takes place.

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