A1 Birtley to Coal HouseRecently updated

Proposals to improve the A1 at Birtley to Coal House and replace the Allerdene railway bridge.

Region:  North East
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  TBC
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

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Progress report

We assessed options for the A1 between Birtley and Coal House and asked for your views on these between 26 August 2016 and 7 October 2016.

The consultation is now closed. Thank you for your feedback, which we will take into account before we make a decision on the preferred route. In the meantime you can subscribe to email alerts about this scheme.

What next?

We expect to announce our preferred route in spring 2017.

Timeline

Date Event
August to October 2016 Have your say
Spring/summer 2017 Preferred route announcement
TBC Submit application to Planning Inspectorate
TBC Scheme starts on site

Why we need this scheme

This section of the A1 suffers congestion, particularly during peak hours, which can result in unreliable journey times. Traffic is also expected to grow with new housing and employment developments planned for the area. Road improvements are needed to support this growth. As part of the proposed scheme we plan to replace the Allerdene railway bridge, which carries the A1 over the East Coast Mainline. The current bridge was built nearly 40 years ago and requires regular maintenance that can cause disruption to traffic.

Aims

We’re designing this improvement scheme to deliver greater benefits for road users, local communities, and to support the region’s economy. Once completed it will:
  • reduce congestion by increasing capacity for road users
  • improve the reliability of peoples’ journeys and reduce delays by increasing capacity of the road network
  • make journeys safer by improving the standard and capacity of the road
  • help support economic growth by improving the road to the Newcastle and Tyneside area (Team Valley Employment Zone)
  • support the government’s initiative for growth in the North

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Planned roadworks

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 February 2017 to 06:00 on 3 February 2017. Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A690 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A690 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 27 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A694 and the A191 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 April 2017 to 06:00 on 3 April 2017. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 January 2017 to 06:00 on 24 January 2017. Location : The A19 northbound at the junction with the A690 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A194(M) and the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 February 2017 to 06:00 on 14 February 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 26 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A194 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A194(M) and the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2017 to 06:00 on 26 February 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : from 01:38 on 6 December 2016 to 06:00 on 31 October 2018. Location : The A19 northbound between the A193 and the junction with the A1058 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1056 and the A19 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A167 Washington Birtley and the junction with the A194(M) . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2017 to 06:00 on 26 February 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A167 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2017 to 06:00 on 26 February 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : from 01:41 on 6 December 2016 to 06:00 on 31 October 2018. Location : The A19 southbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A193 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2017 to 06:00 on 26 February 2017. Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2017 to 06:00 on 28 January 2017. Location : The A19 southbound at the junction with the A690 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 February 2017 to 06:00 on 14 February 2017. Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 27 January 2017. Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A690 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 February 2017 to 06:00 on 14 February 2017. Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 January 2017 to 06:00 on 25 January 2017. Location : The A19 northbound at the junction with the A690 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 26 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Location : The A19 southbound between the A185 and the junction with the A194 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A69 eastbound between the junctions with the A68 east of Corbridge and the A6085 . Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 25 January 2017 to 16:00 on 25 January 2017. Reason : Horticultural works are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm

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