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Proposals to address congestion on the A1 Newcastle Gateshead Western Bypass.

Region:  North East
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  £139 to £183 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

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Progress report

Following exhibitions held for Dumpling Hall residents, in May and October 2016, we have put together a public exhibition report detailing the feedback from both events which is now available.

If you missed the public exhibition events you can view the exhibition panels.

We have also been carrying out some traffic surveys within the Lemington area to help up better understand the current traffic movements at this location.

What next?

We will continue with traffic and environmental assessments to understand the impacts of the scheme in the area. This will enable us to establish which statutory processes we will need to comply with and develop a timetable for the scheme.

As this work progresses we will be holding further public exhibitions later this year to present our plans to you and progress to date.

Timeline

Date Event
2014 Department for Transport feasibility report published
2014 Included in the Road Investment Strategy
May 2016 Public awareness exhibition
October 2016 Public awareness exhibition
April 2017 Feedback report published

Why we need this scheme

This section of the A1 currently experiences delays, journey time reliability issues and accident problems.

These are forecast to worsen in the future as a result of traffic growth from development sites in the region. These will have a direct impact on traffic conditions once they have been developed.

If we don’t act, the issues on this section of the A1 will get worse and have a negative impact on the growth of the local and regional economy.

The scheme in detail

We have been exploring two potential design options that would meet the aims we have for this scheme. We have considered:
  • value for money
  • impact on the environment
  • impact on the local community
The improvement options we assessed include:
  • standard widening: widening to 3 standard width lanes and replacing all existing structures – this option would require significant additional land
  • narrow lanes widening: widening to 3 narrow lanes within the existing highway boundary, retaining all existing structures
We developed designs for both options but found standard widening to be unaffordable. We are therefore progressing with the narrow lanes option.

Proposed closure: Birchfield Gardens access to A1

The proposal may require us to close off access from Birchfield Gardens to the A1 northbound exit slip road at Denton (junction 75). This is because this access road would potentially be unsafe to use once the scheme is complete.

However we are still in the early stages of design and will conduct further traffic surveys and assessments to understand the impact of this closure. This will help us develop a design which will minimise impact for road users and ensures safe operation.

Aims

We are working on a design for this scheme that will:
  • support economic growth
  • provide a safe and serviceable network
  • help traffic flow more freely
  • improve the environment
  • provide an accessible and integrated road network

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Project documents
Frequently Asked Questions | Birchfield Gardens FAQs
Exhibition panels | Used at May and October 2016 public awareness exhibitions
Report on Public Exhibition - Birchfield Gardens |

Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A194 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:30 from 30 May 2017 to 2 June 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 June 2017 to 06:00 on 3 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J63 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 May 2017 to 06:00 on 31 May 2017.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The A184 eastbound between the junctions with the A194(M) and the A19 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 27 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The A19 southbound entry slip from the A1290 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2017 to 3 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A185 and the junction with the A194 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:30 from 30 May 2017 to 2 June 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 June 2017 to 06:00 on 3 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A1290 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2017 to 3 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A1290 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 May 2017 to 1 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The A69 eastbound between the A68 east of Corbridge and the junction with the . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 18:00 on 1 June 2017 to 23:00 on 1 June 2017.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A186 and the A1058 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 01:50 on 7 April 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2019.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A191 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 01:47 on 7 April 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2019.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am

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