Planned roadworks on A1 in Northumberland and other areas

Highways England is planning works on various roads this week.
Highways England is planning works on various roads this week.

Motorists planning to travel on the A1 in Northumberland and south of the county in the week ahead are being urged to take account of the following roadworks.

In the Morpeth area, there will be work on-going until spring 2017 in connection with the new bypass project.

This includes various phases of day-time and night-time lane and carriageway closures, with narrow lanes and a 40mph speed restriction in place.

There will also be a 24-hour lane closure in place north and southbound until the scheme is completed.

There will be a 24-hour contraflow in place north and southbound for resurfacing work at Brownieside, north of Alnwick. This will take place until Sunday, August 21.

From Monday to Friday, there will be a lane closures north and southbound between Junction 67 and 71 (Lamesley to Swalwell).

All these closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place. The project is due to be completed by the end of August.

In addition, there is a 50mph limit in operation over Blaydon Haugh Viaduct due to the installation of temporary plates over defective viaduct joints.

There will be weekly night-time northbound closures planned to monitor and maintain the bridging plates.

Major roadworks are also taking place on the A19 at Silverlink in North Tyneside.

There will be various phases of overnight lane closures between 8pm and 6am for interchange improvement works. There will also be a 24-hour 30mph speed restriction with narrow lanes.