Work starts on major A1 roadworks in north Northumberland

Previous roadworks on the A1 near Newton on the Moor.
Previous roadworks on the A1 near Newton on the Moor.
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Work to resurface around four miles of the A1 in north Northumberland, which will close the southbound carriageway, starts tomorrow.

Contractors for Highways England will be resurfacing the southbound carriageway between Alnwick and Newton on the Moor.

A contraflow system will be in place. Vehicles will run in both directions on the northbound carriageway.

Traffic travelling north will be able to turn left off the carriageway, but not right, and traffic travelling south will not be able to turn left or right off the carriageway. All central reservation gaps will be closed for the duration.

Clearly-signed diversion routes will be in place for residents living off the A1 and these routes will be treated with salt if temperatures drop below freezing until the project is due to be completed at the end of February.

The X15 Arriva bus service will be affected by the work, but a shuttle bus has been arranged with Arriva to serve the villages of Hampeth and Shilbottle. Click here for the full timetable.

The Alnwick to Deanmoor work is one of a number of planned roadworks on the A1 next week.

Drivers to the north of Alnwick will find traffic signals in operation both north and southbound at Berwick between 8pm and 6am, until Thursday, January 22.

On the A1 at Haggerston, there will be a daytime lane closure north and southbound between 6am and 4pm, with night time traffic signals and lane closures between 8pm and 6am, until Friday, January 15.

Travelling south, work continues on the A1 at Morpeth, 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.

Work also continues further afield.

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 73 and 67. This will take place from Monday to Friday between 8pm and 6am. There are also overnight lane closures between 8pm and 6am. The project is due to be completed by spring 2016.

A66 Little Burdon, Darlington

There will be work ongoing until mid January 2016 for resurfacing and electrical work. The westbound carriageway will be closed from Monday to Monday, January 18, between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.

A66 Bowes to Cross Lanes, County Durham

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

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. There will be a carriageway closure southbound between junction 56 and Scotch Corner. This will take place from Monday to Sunday, between 8pm and 6am with a diversion in place. The project is due to be completed by spring 2017.