Safety work starts on A1

SAFETY works have started on the A1 near Morpeth.

The £660,000 Highways Agency project to stabilise the cutting along the southbound carriageway between the Morpeth North Interchange and the River Wansbeck bridge got under way on Monday.

An overnight contraflow system is in operation and a 50mph speed limit is in place in both directions through the roadworks, reduced to 30mph at the contraflow crossover locations.

The stabilisation work itself will be carried out during the day, between 7am and 7pm.

The overnight measures to install traffic management, which will take place between 8pm and 6am, will require closures of either the northbound or southbound carriageway over one night each. There will be clearly signed diversions in place.

The work is expected to be completed by Saturday, March 24.