Planned roadworks taking place this week

Highways England is planning works on various roads this week.

Highways England is planning works on various roads this week.

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Motorists looking to get away on Bank Holiday Monday are being warned of planned roadworks in the region.

A number of schemes are ongoing on major roads in the north east, including the A1.

The projects taking place from Monday, May 2, to Sunday, May 8, include:

• A1 Morpeth, Northumberland

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

• 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. From Tuesday, May 3, to Friday, May 6, there will be a carriageway closure southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51, and northbound between junction 50 and Scotch Corner. All these closures will take place between 8pm and 6am with diversions in place. The same closure will then be on from 8pm on Saturday, May 7, through to 6am on Monday, May 9, with diversions in place. The project is due to be completed by spring 2017.

• 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 northbound between junctions 67 and 70, and southbound between junctions 69 and 67, with a southbound closure up and over the interchange at junction 70. These closures will take place from Monday 2 to Friday 6 May between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place. The project is due to be completed by early summer 2016.

• A66 South Thorpe to Hutton Magna, County Durham

There will be a 24 hour contraflow in operation east and westbound for resurfacing work. This will take place until Sunday, May 8.

• A696 Black Callerton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

There will be a lane closure on the southbound entry and exit slip road for electrical work until Wednesday, May 4, between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

• A1M / A68 junction 58, County Durham

There will be a closure of the interchange in all directions for resurfacing work. This will take place from Tuesday, May 3, to Tuesday, May 10, between 8pm and 6am, with diversions in place.