Major roadworks on A1 at Berwick

Roadworks start near Berwick next week.
Roadworks start near Berwick next week.

Improvement works worth £1.2million will start on a five-mile stretch of the A1 near Berwick next week.

Highways England will begin work on a project to resurface the section of road from the B6525 Oxford junction to Scremerston, where the A1 meets the A1167, on Tuesday, September 15.

Thirteen road signs will also be replaced, as well as road markings and 425 road studs, as part of the scheme which will require a temporary 40mph speed limit through the roadworks.

Highways England’s project manager Steve Bishop said: “We recognise this is a busy stretch of road and so the work will be done in three phases using a combination of weekend and overnight closures to minimise the disruption where possible. When complete, this project will prolong the overall life of the carriageway, and improve visibility and safety.”

The first phase of work includes a full closure of the A1 between East Ord roundabout and Scremerston junction from 8pm on Friday, September 18, until 6am on Monday, September 21.

Traffic will be diverted through Scremerston village and Tweedmouth. There will be no waiting restrictions on the main road through Scremerston at these times to ensure there is plenty of space for vehicles to pass through safely.

The project is due to be completed early November.