Press release

Weekend overnight A1 closure in North Yorkshire postponed

This weekend’s A1 overnight closure in North Yorkshire has been cancelled and the road will now remain open on 2 August.


The overnight closures planned for 9 and 10 August will go ahead as planned.

The A1 will be fully closed overnight on 9 August, from 8pm on Saturday evening until 6am on Sunday morning and northbound carriageway only will be closed overnight on the 10 August from 8pm on Sunday evening until 6am on Monday morning. The A1 and A1(M) will be closed northbound between junction 50 (Baldersby) and Scotch Corner, and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51 (Leeming). The 10 hour closures have been carefully planned to minimise disruption to drivers and will be put in place when traffic flows are at their lowest.

During these overnight closures the lengths of narrow lanes will be extended within the temporary 50mph limits.

The work is part of a £380m scheme to upgrade 12 miles of the A1 between Leeming and Barton to motorway standard. Following the decision on the route of the proposed local access road, work on the remaining section, between Scotch Corner and Barton, will start in due course For more information on the scheme, visit the Highways Agency’s website.

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

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Published 31 July 2014