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:  2020/21
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

Over the summer we have been undertaking a number of environmental surveys which will continue into 2018. We are also carrying our ground investigations which are due to start in mid-November and will be completed in Spring 2018. Part of these works will require access to the A1 and we will ensure that any disruption to road users and local residents will be kept to a minimum. We would like to thank all members of the public and landowners for their help, and patience while these surveys continue.

What next?

We will be holding more public consultation events in the local area in winter 2017/18. These events will take place before we submit an application to the Planning Inspectorate for a Development Consent Order. This will give you the opportunity to discuss in more detail with the Project Team the design of the preferred route and the next steps. We will post details of the events nearer the time.

Timeline

Date Event
August to October 2016 Have your say
Spring/summer 2017 Preferred route announcement
Winter 2017/18 Public Consultation
TBC Submit application to Planning Inspectorate
2020/21 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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Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J65 and J64 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 17 December 2017 to 19 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 6:02 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A191 and the junction with the A1058 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:04 on 14 December 2017 to 06:00 on 22 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A696 and the junction with the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 20 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 19 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A167 Washington Birtley and the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A193 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 December 2017 to 06:00 on 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 20 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A694 and the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A184 and the A694 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 19 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A692 and the junction with the A694 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A694 and the junction with the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A193 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A692 and the A167 Washington Birtley. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A194M southbound entry slip from the A195 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 December 2017 to 05:30 on 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm

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