A1 in Northumberland

We propose to improve the A1 in Northumberland by providing additional road capacity and enabling greater access to and from Northumberland. Our improvement programme includes:

  • A1 Morpeth to Ellingham: we’ll upgrade the existing single carriageway to dual carriageway between Morpeth and Felton and Alnwick and Ellingham creating a continuous, high-quality dual carriageway from Newcastle to Ellingham
  • A1 north of Ellingham: we’ll enhance the performance and safety of this section of road, including overtaking opportunities, junction improvements and improved crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists

Further detail about the proposals for the improvements can be found on our consultation page, which provides the plans presented at the recent consultation events. Please note these are subject to change as we progress the design further and review feedback received at the events.



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