Motorists warned of latest roadwork schemes
Motorists are being advised of the latest roadwork schemes taking place this week.
Work is continuing on a number of schemes on major road networks in the North East, including the A1 and A19.
Among the work is:-
• A19 Silverlink, North Tyneside
There will be phases of overnight outer ring closures from Monday, May 22, until Thursday, May 25. There will also be a 24 hour 30mph speed restriction with narrow lanes. This project is due for completion in March 2019.
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• 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.
On Monday, May 22, there will be a closure of the southbound exit slip at junction 51 Leeming, a closure of the southbound exit slip and northbound entry slip at Scotch Corner interchange and a closure of the northbound exit slip at junction 56 Barton.
On Tuesday there will be a closure of the southbound exit slip at junction 51 Leeming and a closure of the southbound exit slip at Scotch Corner interchange. On Wednesday there will be a closure of the southbound exit slip at Scotch Corner interchange.
Then on Thursday 25 May there will be a full closure southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51 Leeming Bar.
All of these closures take place from 8pm until 6am with diversions in place.
• A19/A66 Stockton Road interchange
The A66 eastbound to the A19 northbound slip road will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. The A66 eastbound to A19 southbound slip road will be closed on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 25 May. All closures will take place between 9pm and 6am.
• A19 Osmotherly (A684) to Tontine (A172)
A contraflow will be in operation on the northbound carriageway between the A172 Tontine junction and the A684 Osmotherly junction for resurfacing work. The work will be carried out between 8pm and 6am until Friday.