Press release

Weekend closures for resurfacing work A1 North Northumberland

The A1 near Berwick in North Northumberland will be closed for six consecutive weekends between East Ord and Scremerston for essential carriageway resurfacing starting 12 September.


Drivers are advised the A1 will be closed between 8pm Fridays and 6am Mondays to allow for essential resurfacing works to take place.

Diversions will be clearly signposted and will be via A698 east of the A1 and the A1167. Access across the A1 (East to West) will also be possible (via signed diversion) during the work.

The A1 will be open at all other times.

Shaun Cullumbine, Highways Agency project manager, said:

This resurfacing work has been planned at weekends to minimise disruption and to take place when traffic flows are at their lowest. Drivers are asked to plan their journeys and to follow the signed diversions.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 4 September 2014