Traffic queues have been building up this morning on the A1 southbound from the Stannington area.
The current stage of the roadworks involves one lane of the southbound carriageway being used by northbound traffic as a section of the northbound carriageway is closed.
With more vehicles on the road as the new school term has started, Highways England is reporting that there are currently delays of about 10 minutes due to heavy traffic in the morning.
This is expected to be the case on weekdays until the works finish on Friday, September 11. Normal traffic conditions are expected from about 10.30am.