Planned roadworks on A1 in Northumberland

Roadworks on the A1.
Roadworks on the A1.

The Highways Agency is planning the following roadworks on the A1 in Northumberland over the next week, from Monday.

Alnwick: The southbound side of the A1 is currently closed near Alnwick while work takes place to refurbish a bridge. Traffic is running in both directions on the northbound carriageway 24 hours a day. Temporary traffic lights are also in use on the A1068 below the bridge. The project is due to be completed by August.

Morpeth: There will be a lane closure in both directions between 8am and 5pm for construction work on the new bypass. The scheme is due to be completed by Friday, June 5.

Roadworks are also planned for the A1 further south.

Lamesley to Swalwell: 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 are also overnight lane closures between 8pm and 6am. The road will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, at Lobley Hill from Monday until Thursday, June 4. A diversion will be in place. The project is due to be completed by spring 2016. A1M, junction 62 Durham to junction 63 Chester-le-Street: Work to resurface the hard shoulder between junctions 62 and 63 is due to begin on Monday.The southbound entry slip road at junction 62 will be closed overnight and reduced to one lane during the day. The northbound and southbound carriageways will each be closed for one night at the start of the scheme while safety barriers are put in place. A clearly-signed diversion will be in place. The hard shoulder will be closed overnight and during part of the day, between 9.30am and 3.30pm. The project is due to be completed by the end of June.