The following roadworks are scheduled to take place on the A1 in the North East over the coming week – starting on Monday (December 14).
Morpeth: There will be work ongoing until the end of 2016 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.
Causey Park: There will be traffic signals in operation north and southbound for survey work. This will take place Monday, December 14, to Friday, December 18, between 9.30am and 3.30pm.
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 will be a carriageway closure north and southbound at junction 68 with all traffic being diverted up and over the interchange. This will take place Monday 14 to Friday, December 18, between 8pm and 6am. There are also overnight lane closures between 8pm and 6am. The project is due to be completed by spring 2016.
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, December 14, between 8pm and 6am there will be a carriageway closure northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51 Leeming Bar.
There will also be a carriageway closure north and southbound at Scotch Corner with a diversion up and over the interchange. This will take place Monday 14 to Wednesday, December 16, between 8pm and 6am. The project is due to be completed by spring 2017.