Planned roadworks on A1 in Northumberland

Roadworks on the A1.
Roadworks on the A1.

The Highways Agency is planning the following roadworks on the A1 in Northumberland over the next week, from Monday.

Alnwick: The northbound side of the A1 is currently closed near Alnwick while work takes place to refurbish a bridge. Traffic is running in both directions on the southbound carriageway 24 hours a day. Temporary traffic lights are also in use on the A1068 below the bridge. The project is due to be completed by August.

Maintenance work is also being carried out on the A19.

Silverlink to Wallsend: The southbound exit slip road at the Wallsend junction will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for maintenance work. There will also be a lane closure on the southbound carriageway. The project is due to be completed 15 July, and a diversion will be in place.

Roadworks are also planned for the A1 further south.

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 are also overnight lane closures between 8pm and 6am. The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight at Lobley Hill from Monday, July 13, until Friday, July 17, with traffic being diverted off and then back on at the junction. The project is due to be completed by spring 2016.

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, and a lane closure on the junction 51 roundabout between 9am and 4pm until the end of October. The A1 will be closed northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51 from Monday, July 13, until Sunday, July 19. The closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place. The project is due to be completed by spring 2017.

Junction 50 Baldersby, North Yorkshire: There will be a northbound lane closure in place technology work from 6am until 9am on Saturday, July 18.

A19 North Tyneside