Seven sets of roadworks to avoid on major North East roads

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Motorists are being advised of roadworks taking place in the region from next week.

Here is a summary of roadworks taking place from Saturday, November 21, to Sunday, November 29.

The work could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. The Highways Agency says all improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

A1 Leeming Bar to Barton

The A1 will be closed from 8pm on Saturday, November 21, until 6am on Monday, November 23, in both directions between junction 51 at Leeming Bar and Scotch Corner as part of a major project to upgrade this section of the A1 to a three-lane motorway. Work will also take place to demolish Kneeton Hall Bridge the following weekend with the A1 closed in both directions between the Scotch Corner junction and junction 56 at Barton from 8pm on Saturday, November 28, until 2pm on Sunday November 29.

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. The A1 will also be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, at junction 68 from Monday, November 23, to Thursday, November 26, with a diversion taking drivers off and then back on at the junction. There are also overnight lane closures between 8pm and 6am. The project is due to be completed by spring 2016.

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.

A1 Haggerston to Scremerston, Northumberland

There will be temporary traffic signals in operation for investigation work. This will take place until Friday, November 27, between 8pm and 6am.

A66 Little Burdon, Darlington, County Durham

There will be work ongoing until January 2016 for resurfacing and electrical work. The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, with all traffic travelling in a contraflow system on the eastbound carriageway. There will also be a daytime lane closure on the approaches to and around the roundabout at Little Burdon between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

A66 Bowes to Cross Lanes, County Durham

There will be a 24 hour contraflow system in operation for resurfacing work. The westbound carriageway will be closed with all traffic travelling on the eastbound carriageway. This will take place until mid December.

A1M Junction 61 to 63, County Durham

There will be a northbound carriageway closure for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday 23 November until mid December between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.