A1 Leeming to Barton improvementRecently updated

Works to upgrade the A1 Leeming to Barton by replacing the existing dual carriageway with a new three lane motorway.

Region:  North East
Start date:  March 2014
Cost:  £380.3 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  June 2017
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Progress report

Our work to upgrade the existing A1 between Leeming and Barton is now around 90% complete. The project is being carried out by contractors Carillion Morgan Sindall JV on our behalf. We have opened major sections of new carriageway, particularly in the area around Catterick and completed the structural works to most of the new bridges. We are beginning to focus our attention to the works which will convert the old A1 to a local access road, particularly around Catterick and also to the south of Scotch Corner.

What next?

Our scheme will be focussed on finishing off sections of the carriageway and looking to complete works to the local access road in 2017. We also have a number of finishing works to do to complete the new Fort bridge crossing the A1 at Catterick Racecourse. A key part of this scheme also includes accommodation works for adjacent landowners affected by the construction and there are there are a number of private access tracks and field entrances to complete.

Timeline

Date Event
December 2012 Chancellor of the Exchequer announces scheme
3 April 2014 Temporary traffic orders came into force
March 2014 Scheme start
Spring 2015 Local access road improvements
Spring 2014 to spring 2017 A1 improvements Catterick-Brompton earthworks
Summer 2014 to summer 2015 A1 improvements Leeming junction to Leases Lane northbound
Summer 2015 Local access road crossing at Lords Lane: new bridge construction
Winter 2015 Sowber Hill Farm: new accommodation bridge construction
Winter 2015 Construction of new Tunstall Bridge
Winter 2015 A6108 Richmond Road: new roundabout open
Summer 2016 Brompton North and Brompton South bridges: bridge replacement
Summer 2015 to spring 2016 A1 mainline improvements: Leeming junction to Leases Lane southbound
Summer 2015 to winter 2015/2016 Catterick North to Scotch Corner: local access road improvements
Autumn/winter 2015 New Catterick Central junction open
Autumn 2015 to winter 2016/2017 A6136 Fort Overbridge replacement
Autumn/winter 2015 Scotch Corner junction improvements
Spring 2016 Catterick South junction closure
Spring/summer 2016 Leases Lane to Catterick Central junction. New off line motorway section open
Autumn 2014 to Spring 2017 Scotch Corner to Barton A1 mainline improvements
June 2017 End of works

Why we need this scheme

The 12 mile section of the A1 between Leeming and Barton carries between 59,000 to 69,000 vehicles per day. It has poor alignment with many side road junctions, farms and field accesses. The accident rate is broadly in line with the national average for older dual carriageways, but the severity ratio is significantly higher. Incidents often lead to full closure of the route with lengthy diversions. This is the only section of non-motorway on the strategic M1/A1(M) route between London and Newcastle. The A1 Leeming to Barton upgrade will replace the existing dual carriageway with a new 3 lane motorway. We will provide a new local access road alongside the new motorway, improving safety for local traffic from the surrounding communities. Access to the motorway will be via a new grade separated junction at Catterick and an improved junction at Scotch Corner.

Aims

Our main aim is to improve safety and to improve journey time reliability between London and major urban centres in the north of England and Scotland.

Cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians

Coast to coast walk: diversion at Agricola Bridge (adjacent to the River Swale). An alternative route is available on the south side of the river Swale using the A6136 and crossing a temporary bridge over the A1. The closure order and diversion map can be found on the North Yorkshire County Council website.

Archaeology

An exhibition; Cataractonium: Unearthing Life in a Roman Town will run from Saturday 26 November 2016 until March 2017 at The Bowes Museum. The display will feature recent finds including a rare carved gemstone depicting Hercules and the Lion, coins, and two Roman objects which appear to be gold. However scientific analysis has proved they are actually ‘fakes’ and were in fact brass plated and bronze plated to appear gold and have been preserved remarkably well. The archaeological team of around 60 people have been working along the A1 for three years as part of our scheme to install an extra lane in each direction between Leeming and Barton. During that time archaeologists have uncovered more than 200,000 prehistoric and Roman artefacts and sieved more than 86 tonnes of sediment samples.    

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Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J56 and J58 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 15 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 1:16 pm
From Location : The A1 northbound between the A66 and the junction with the A66(M) . To Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J56 and J58 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 March 2017 to 1 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 5:57 am
Location : The A1M southbound exit slip at junction J51 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 March 2017 to 1 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 5:57 am
From Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J58 and J56 . To Location : The A1 southbound between the A68 and the junction with the A66 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 March 2017 to 1 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 5:57 am
Location : The A1M northbound exit slip at junction J56 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 03:34 on 3 March 2017 to 06:00 on 15 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 6:30 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound between the junctions with the A67 and the A1 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 6:26 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A6055 and the junction with the A66(M) . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 16:26 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 3 August 2017.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 6:25 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A68 and the junction with the A684 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 16:28 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 3 August 2017.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 6:20 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J50 and J51 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:00 on 6 February 2017 to 17:00 on 31 March 2017.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm

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  • LPHighways_England

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    We ask that this discussion thread is used in the spirit it is intended, and in the unlikely event that a comment is posted that is deemed inappropriate, we reserve the right to remove that comment.

  • Rebecca Grundy

    you should let people know when the roundabout is going to be closed at scotch corner so we can go off at piercebridge because we live in the Dales and it puts an extra 20 mins on our journey ,
    4 times last week it was closed but no mention of a closure .
    please just put a sign before you go off to the roundabout !!

    • CWHighways_England

      Hi Rebecca,

      When advertising closures and signing diversion routes we need to
      balance the needs of the road users as well as the needs of local communities.
      As the roads through Piercebridge are not suitable for the type and volume of
      traffic that would want to use the motorway network we avoid installing any
      signs that would lead motorists to try and use this route. However,
      appreciating the situation you face, we are able to add you to our weekly
      traffic management email bulletin which provides details of the closures for
      the coming week (including those at Scotch Corner Interchange) so that you can
      plan your journeys accordingly.

      If you would like to be added to this please send your email address
      to a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk and we
      will include you on this weekly update.

  • A

    Hi, I live in Leeming bar and when I was driving southbound the other night my junction was closed to come off, no prior warning, just a road closed…I then had to go on to the Ripon turn off adding 32 mins to my journey! Can you please inform us before we get to this junction of this closure? I have just rang to see if it will be open tonight, and no one knows yet, so I will have to now call later to find out!

    • CWHighways_England

      Good Afternoon,

      Thanks for getting in touch with us. Firstly, I’m sorry that you were inconvenienced by our works. We did have closures of the exit slip road at Junction 51, each evening between 6th February and 10th February. Our closure times were 8pm until 6am and there were signs in place during the days before the closures giving advanced notification of the dates and times of these.

      We do provide a weekly traffic management e-mail to help people plan your journeys and if you would like to receive this please send a request with your email address to a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk

  • Sarah

    There is no point in phoning them they always tell you to phone back!!

    • CWHighways_England

      Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We are always available to talk to our customers by phone and I’m sorry if you’ve been told to call back in the past, I’m not sure why this would have been the case. You can contact Highways England 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via our Customer Contact Centre. The number is 0300 123 5000. They can assist with any urgent enquiries or direct any routine enquiries onto the A1 Leeming to Barton project team.

      Alternatively, if you wanted to speak to the project team direct you can contact our site team on 01677 932300.

  • CWHighways_England

    Hi,

    Thanks for getting in touch with us. Firstly, I’m sorry that you didn’t see any of the advance notices of the closure this weekend. Prior to closing the Catterick Central eastern roundabout and the southbound exit and entry slips we communicated the closure via a number of channels including a letter drop in public places in both Catterick Garrison and Catterick Village such as Tesco and the Co-op store, a national and local press release and email bulletins to all those who subscribe to our weekly update. The closure was also listed on Highways England’s journey planning website http://www.trafficengland.com as well as being picked up by a number of local district and parish councils who helped us spread the message further. In addition to all of this, we also installed hard signage at the roundabout in the days leading up to the closure.

    If there are any communication channels that we haven’t identified that would help us reach more of our customers please feel free to drop us a line and let us know. Additionally, if you would like to receive the weekly traffic management bulletin please send your email address to a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk.

    Many thanks

  • J.Wright

    As a ex local visiting the church, I found the signage directing me from Catterick village back to the A1 south confusingly POOR.

    • CWHighways_England

      Good Morning,

      Thank you for getting in touch with us. I’m sorry to hear that you experienced difficulties with our signage from Catterick to the A1 South. I’ve had a look at this and from the church on Low Green you would follow one road, the A6136 High Street/Leeming Lane, all the way to the A1 south so I’m not clear where on your journey back you are referring to. There is some work currently going on near Catterick Lane/Marne Barracks to reconfigure the layout if this is the area you found to be confusing? If you could confirm this I will ensure that our team reviews the area in question. Please feel free to either respond by this facility or by contacting us at a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk.

      Kind
      Regards

  • Jeff Atkinson

    When will the new access bridge be open that links Lords Lane on the West to Low Street on the East

    • CWHighways_England

      Good Afternoon Mr Atkinson,

      Thanks for getting us touch with us. Our current proposals are to use that section of local access road as a diversion route for two weekends in March when we demolish Catterick South bridge but it won’t be fully open to the public for a few months yet. We don’t yet have an exact date as there are still a number of things that need to happen, such as safety audits, before we can do this. Sorry that we can’t fully answer your question at this point in time.

      Kind Regards

  • Susan Miller

    Why on earth can’t you update the closure notices. Last night (22 February) coming from Darlington and trying to get home to Swaledale there were 2 signs that said the Scotch Corner exit would be closed on 15/16 February (way out of date), yet nothing which gave notice that it would be closed on that night. Coming home at midnight in the rain it wasn’t at all clear what the diversion was and several cars ended up in the middle of the roadworks totally unsure where to go. It was possible to come off at Scotch Corner but since you couldn’t turn right onto either the A66 or the Richmond Road you simply had to get back on the Al and hope you could get off further south.

    • CWHighways_England

      Good Afternoon Susan,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We are very sorry to hear about your frustrating journey. On the evening of 22nd February, our team were undertaking works on the southern bridge of the Scotch Corner Junction. It would have been possible to leave the A1, as local access is maintained. All other traffic would have been diverted south to Catterick North Junction before returning on the A1.

      We thank you for the comments that you have made relating to the dates on the signs, unfortunately, there are occasions when weather conditions can have an impact on our traffic management signage and we will definitely pass your comments on to our contractors traffic management team.

      We doprovide a weekly traffic management e-mail to help people plan journeys and if you would like to receive this please send a request with our email address to a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk
      Kind regards

  • CWHighways_England

    Good afternoon Mr Wriglesworth,

    We are really sorry to hear about your frustrating journey and we would like to let you know that we do take the safety of our travelling public very seriously.

    On the evening of the 22nd of February, it would have been possible to leave the A1 as access to the services and local villages was being maintained. Our team were working on the southern bridge on Scotch Corner Junction and our diversion routes would have taken you south to Catterick North Junction, before returning on the northbound A1. From that point, it would have been possible to continue your journey from Scotch Corner to Richmond.

    Unfortunately, there are occasions when weather conditions can have an impact on our traffic management signage and on the position of cones. We do update our date
    boards on a weekly basis and the spacing of the cones is checked when setting out our traffic management.

    We do provide a weekly traffic management e-mail to help people plan journeys and if you would like to receive this please send a request with our email address to a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk

    Kind regards

  • Bryn Roberts

    PLEASE! If you’re going to close Scotch Corner roundabout to Richmond-bound traffic, try posting something on your electronic boards BEFORE the Barton turning! Once again I found myself having to travel back via Brompton on Swale. With sufficient early notice there are alternative routes available, but not when you’re passing through the traffic lights at the top of the southbound slip road. It shows an appalling lack of consideration for local residents (who suffer from being an approved diversion route).

    • CWHighways_England

      Dear Mr Roberts,

      Thank you for getting in touch and we would like to apologise for your frustrating journey.

      It is appreciated that there are other local roads available that are open to the public, however, we do not advise of these alternatives as they are unsuitable for the volumes of traffic that would be using the A66. Our approved diversion route does take traffic south on the A1 to Brompton-on-Swale (Catterick North Junction) and then returns, as we are looking to keep disruption to a minimum. Our intention is always to consider the volumes of traffic that may be passing through residential communities. In addition to any signs that are used on the network, we have developed a weekly traffic management bulletin that is issued to a number of our customers, please e-mail a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk if you would like to be added to the distribution.

      Kind Regards

      • Bryn Roberts

        Thank you for your reply; for clarity I was not asking for local routes to be signposted – merely for the fact that Scotch Corner roundabout was closed to be publicised sufficiently in advance of the Barton junction that I could make my own mind up about a local diversion. I will, however, sign up for your update emails, to ensure I receive advance warning of future closures.

  • CWHighways_England

    Good morning,

    As this is an issue relating to Sat Nav we would have to advise you to contact the manufacturer, unfortunately we wouldn’t be able to advise where the Sat Nav company obtains there camera/traffic information from.

    Kind regards

  • CWHighways_England

    Good afternoon,

    At the present time there are no plans for a third lane being added between Barton and Gateshead. We are currently working under the Road Investment Strategy (RIS) which covers works up to 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/road-investment-strategy

    A new Road Investment Strategy will be launched in 2020, RIS2, proposals for this are still in the very early stages of being drawn up so nothing is as yet concrete. More information on this is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/road-investment-strategy-post-2020-planning-ahead

    Kind regards

  • Mrs McWattie

    Please could you tell me if you have any planned closures on the a1/scotch corner for Sunday morning 5th March, as we have a 500 mile journey & a ferry to catch we’d like to be able to make appropriate adjustments to our journey times if there is a diversion in place. Thank you.

    • CWHighways_England

      Good morning,

      We would just like to apologise for not being able to respond to you before your journey on Sunday. This page is only monitored during normal office hours between Monday and Friday. However, journey planning information is available 24/7 from http://www.trafficengland.com or by phoning the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

      Kind Regards

  • Ian Fraser

    Hi. On the A1 upgrades there is now a significant 6-8 Mile stretch where the works appear to be complete south of Catterick. Will this be opening up prior to completion of the work around scotch corner and catterick. There seems no reason to hold it back and keep the 50mph restrictions.

    • CWHighways_England

      Good Morning Mr Fraser,

      Thanks for contacting us. Although the section of the A1 from Leeming to Catterick Central (the new junction) appears to be largely complete there are still works to do including the installation, testing and commissioning of the motorwaycommunications such as emergency telephones and overhead signing before we can open the road as a motorway. We also need to carry out safety audits prior to use as a motorway and these audits can only be done once all the works are completed.

      We will install some signs along this length of road to explain that there are still works ongoing and we are currently looking at when we will be able to open this section.

      Many thanks

  • Pam

    Can you tell me the closure details of the north bound slip road to Barton please.

    • CWHighways_England

      Good afternoon Pam,

      The Northbound slip road was to be closed on Wednesday 1st March while the reconstruction of the new motorway slip road takes place. It is expected this will take 6 weeks until approximately 14th April.

      During the closure of the slip road, all motorway traffic will be diverted North to A1(M) Junction 57, onto the A66(M), around the Stapleton Roundabout and returning South on the A1. Non-motorway traffic may leave the A1 at Scotch Corner and continue north to Barton Junction using the new local access road, Kneeton Lane and Silver Street.

      For further updates we have a weekly traffic management bulletin, please e-mail a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk if you would like to be added to the distribution.

      Kind Regards

  • Jonathan Wilkinson

    Will it be possible to get onto the A66 westbound at Scotch Corner this coming Friday evening?

    • CWHighways_England

      Good morning,

      I can confirm that there are no planned closures at Scotch Corner this Friday so you will be able to get onto the A66 Westbound.

      For further updates on the A1 leeming to Barton Scheme, we have a weekly traffic management bulletin, please e-mail a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk if you would like to be added to the distribution. Alternatively, all general journey planning information can be found on our website, http://www.trafficengland.com

      Kind Regards

  • CWHighways_England

    Dear Ian,

    Thank you for getting in touch. As part of the upgrading works that are being carried out on the scheme we will be providing new motorway signage and this will include a sign to direct traffic to Piercebridge and Melsonby using the B6275. During the works, some of the signs have been removed and temporary yellow signage is used. Junction numbering will be used on the new signs and Barton Junction will be number 56.

    If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact our A1 Leeming to Barton Scheme on email address a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk

    Kind Regards

  • Chris

    Wondering if the a1 southbound from scotch corner will be closed over night on may the 18th , thanks. Chris

    • CWHighways_England

      Good morning Chris,

      Thanks for getting in touch, unfortunately planned closures are not available that far in advance. However we do run a weekly traffic management bulletin e-mail which will advise of planned roadworks in the scheme as they are arranged. If you would like to be included on these updates please e-mail a1leemingtonbarton@highwaysengland.co.uk

      Kind regards

      • Chris

        Cheers

  • CWHighways_England

    Dear Susan,

    Thanks for getting in touch. Once we have demolished the old bridge south of Catterick Village, we will be providing a
    link between Leeming Lane and the new Tunstall Bridge. This link will use a short section of the local access road and will provide direct access. Please contact our site team via email a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk and they would be happy to help with any further details you require.

    Kind regards

  • CWHighways_England

    Dear Mr Simpson,

    Thank you for getting in touch. At this time our programme does show a full closure between Leeming Junction and Scotch Corner on Friday 31st March. Diversions for strategic through traffic will be in place via the A168, A19 and A689 to Sedgefield.

    We do have a weekly traffic management e-mail which will keep you informed of any planned closures which do arise, if you would like to receive this please send an e-mail to a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk

    Kind Regards

  • Klaus Fuchs

    Are you able to provide any dates for when motorway restrictions will apply to this section?

    • CWHighways_England

      Dear Klaus,

      Thanks for getting in touch. One of our current focal points on the scheme is the creation of a local access road that provides routes suitable for non-motorway traffic. It is only when our works on the local access road are complete that we will be able to apply motorway restrictions on this section of the A1. Our dates for implementing these restrictions are subject to progress.

      If you require any further information regarding our scheme progress, please contact us on a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk

      Regards

  • John Bunting

    I will be travelling from Penrith on the A66 this Friday 17th March arriving at Scotch Corner at approx. 11.30am, will I be able to get onto the A1M Southbound?

    • CWHighways_England

      Dear Mr Bunting,

      Thank you for getting in touch. We have no planned closures at that time so you will be able to get onto the A1M Southbound travelling from the A66.

      We do have a weekly traffic management e-mail which will keep you informed of any planned closures which do arise, if you would like to receive this please send
      an e-mail to a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk

      Kind Regards

  • Graham Hutchinson

    I have been travelling this section of the A1 every day (Barton to Leeming) for over three years and have witnessed the hard work and progress of the Contractors on a daily basis. It does appear that the majority of the 13 mile improvement works is completed, yet restrictions still apply, are you able to advise when the 50mph restrictions will be lifted
    Kind Regards
    Graham

    • CWHighways_England

      Good morning Mr Hutchinson,

      Thank you for getting in touch and for your acknowledgement of the hard work taking place on the scheme. The works are progressing towards completion and one of the
      pivotal jobs at this time is the creation of a local access road that will provides routes suitable for the non-motorway traffic.

      There are also additional works such as the installation and testing of communication systems and overhead gantries before the road can be opened as a motorway. Safety audits do also need to be carried out and these can only be done once all works are finished.

      Once these works are concluded we will be able to apply standard motorway restrictions on this section of the A1, the dates for this are still subject to progress.

      If you need any more information regarding scheme progress please e-mail a1leemingtonbarton@highwaysengland.co.uk

  • CWHighways_England

    Good morning Mr Crawford,

    Please could you give more details of your route to work for us to provide an appropriate response?

    We do provide a weekly e-mail update of upcoming closure dates and roadwork’s, to receive this please send an e-mail to a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk

    Kind regards

  • CWHighways_England

    Good morning Mr Crawford,

    The diversions in place for the demolition of the old bridge are scheduled to take place over two consecutive weekends:
    Friday 17th March 8pm until Monday 20th March 6am
    Friday 24th March 8pm until Monday 27 March 6am

    Kind regards

  • CWHighways_England

    Good afternoon Sandra,

    Thank you for your query. The Catterick South Bridge was subjected to overnight closures during the weekend to allow for the preparation of a link from Leeming Lane to the new Tunstall Bridge. A similar closure will be required this weekend, as we will be undertaking the demolition works. Our works are being undertaken over two weekends, to ensure that there is less disruption to the public.

    We do send out a weekly e-mail update of upcoming closures and roadworks, to receive this please send an e-mail to a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk

    Please be aware that the our scheme inbox and this DISQUS message board are only monitored during office hours Monday to Friday. Journey planning information is available 24 hours a day at http://www.trafficengland.com or by phoning our customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

    Kind regards

    • Sandra Hodgetts

      Our journeys over the weekend were not at night, they were during the day.

      Is there a map available to view so that I can see the intended completed local access routes please?

      • CWHighways_England

        I apologise for the incorrect information, the closures were Friday from 8pm until Monday at 6am.

        We will ensure that a map is e-mailed across to you.

        Kind regards

  • Andy Sharp

    Could you please tell me why the junction of low lane and the new service road remains closed even though traffic is now using the service road from Leaming Bar to Marne Barracks at Catterick village.
    This closure has added some 15-20 minutes to my daily commute for the last 2 years.
    Andrew Sharp

    • CWHighways_England

      Dear Andrew,

      Firstly, we would like to apologise for any disruption that you may have experienced during our works on the A1. We have been working hard to keep this to a minimum but closing side roads, and construction of new sections of road does take some time. We are grateful for all the support that has been shown by the local communities to date.

      Currently, we are between two consecutive weekends of work to demolish the existing Catterick South Bridge adjacent to Marne Barracks. As this affects the connection between Catterick, the A1 and places such as Hackforth and Tunstall, we have used the local access road as a diversion route.

      The local access road has remained open between these two weekends and will then close, to allow us to complete all our outstanding works and undertake a full snagging process. Only when all our works are complete, will we be able to open the junction to and from Low Street and allow all traffic to use the local access
      road.

      We would like to thank you for being patient with us during the construction period. If you do have any further queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we will help where possible.

      Kind Regards

  • Gaz Wright

    The new road from Leeming services to Marne barrack is set at 30mph when it seems completed and the past few days I’ve gone up and down it there has been no workforce. It also marked as an average speed when there is no cameras. It’s an accident waiting to happen. 2 artic lorries overtook me on it today. This is a fairly long road and quiet frustrating when you have to drive it 4 times a day. Can the average speed signs be removed as it’s causing confusion and at least put up to 50mph???

    • CWHighways_England

      Good afternoon,

      Currently, the new local access road is being used as a diversion route for local traffic until our works to demolish Catterick South Bridge are fully completed. It should be noted, however, that whilst the new local access road is safe to use as a diversion route it has not been formally opened to the public. The local access road will then close again for a period of time to allow us to complete outstanding works before reopening to the public.

      As there are a number of outstanding works, including permanent surfacing and landscaping, we are operating under temporary speed limits. It will only be when we have completed all our works that we will be able to remove all temporary traffic management and any restrictions. It should be noted that there may be mobile speed cameras in operation through all temporary areas of our site.

      Kind regards

  • CWHighways_England

    Good afternoon Cat,

    We have no closures of the mainline of the A1 planned for these dates but there are local closures required around Catterick Village. These local closures will begin on Friday 24th at 8pm and continue until Monday the 27th March at 6am, this is due to the scheduled demolition of Catterick South Bridge.

    We do send out a weekly e-mail update of upcoming closures and roadworks, to receive this please send an e-mail to a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk
    and we can send you a copy of the planned diversions.

    Journey planning information is also available 24 hours a day at http://www.trafficengland.com or by phoning our customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

    Kind regards

  • ian witty

    How do you get from catterick garrison to catterick village now?

    • CWHighways_England

      Good morning,

      Currently, we are using the local access road and the A1 as a temporary diversion. It is however, possible to drive south on the A1 and leave at the temporary junction adjacent to the new Tunstall Bridge. It is then possible to continue to the western end of Leeming Lane.

      Please be aware that this page is only monitored during office hours Monday to Friday. Journey planning information is also available 24 hours a day at http://www.trafficengland.com or by phoning our customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

      Kind regards

  • Carla

    I will be travelling south on the A1 from Durham to Leeming Bar late tonight, between 10-12pm. Will there be any night closures I need to be aware of before I travel this journey? Thanks

    • CWHighways_England

      Good afternoon Carla,

      We do have an overnight closure from 8pm tonight until 6am tomorrow morning. Diversions are in place via the A689, A19 and A168.

      A weekly newsletter is sent out detailing upcoming closures and roadworks, if you would like to be added to the distribution list please send an e-mail to a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk

      Kind regards

  • John

    Hi a1 looks great are they any planned road closures for the 26th may as be travelling to scotland on the Saturday 27th and want to leave at scotch corner A66 around 6 oclock for my breakfast bap be there abouts many thanks john

    • CWHighways_England

      Good morning John,

      Thank you for getting in touch. We don’t currently have details available for closures that far in advance, we can add you to our weekly e-mail update which will provide
      you with details of planned closures as they are available, to receive this please send an e-mail to a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk

      Alternatively, journey planning information is available 24 hours a day at http://www.trafficengland.com or by phoning our customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

      Kind regards

  • CWHighways_England

    Good morning,

    Over the past two weekends, our team have been undertaking demolition works around the old Catterick South Bridge. It has not been safe to allow traffic to pass through this area due to the close proximity to site activities. Our signed diversion route has taken traffic south on the A1 to Leeming Junction, before returning on the local access road.

    We would apologise for any disruption caused but we can confirm that these works are now complete.

    Kind regards