A1 in Northumberland closed for resurfacing work

Diversions will be in place.
Diversions will be in place.

Drivers are being warned of delays when a stretch of the A1 in Northumberland is closed for resurfacing work on Monday.

The A1 between Haggerston and Broomhill will be closed overnight from 8pm to 6am from September 29 for approximately six weeks.

During the day, a 40mph speed limit will be in operation, alongside an overtaking ban.

Highways Agency project manager Nicholas Adshead said: “This closure is needed to allow for resurfacing, road markings and replacement of road studs. Once complete the new road surface will provide a smoother, quieter and safer journey for road users.

“The closures have been carefully planned to minimise disruption to drivers and are scheduled for overnight when traffic flows are at their lowest.”

Diversions will be clearly signed with local traffic directed via the B6353 to Lowick and then returning to Haggerston on the B6525.

Traffic travelling further afield will be directed via the A697 from Morpeth and return on the A698 at Berwick.