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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

Since our exhibition back in May for Dumpling Hall residents, you have been telling us of your concerns about the local impact of the proposed closure of the Birchfield Gardens access to the A1. In response we held a second exhibition over 2 days in October to discuss these concerns and gather more feedback. We sent invitations to approximately 4,500 households in Lemington area close to the Birchfield Gardens slip road. Missed the exhibition? 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?

In early 2017 we will publish a feedback report based on your responses to both events. We will combine this feedback with further technical analysis and assessment of the traffic survey results and use this to develop our designs. We’ll then hold further public exhibitions to present our plans to you. We will also 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.

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
Early 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. There are a number of specific development sites, including Great Park, Callerton Park and Newcastle Airport Development, which are in the immediate vicinity of this route. 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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Frequently Asked Questions | Birchfield Gardens FAQs
Exhibition panels | Used at May and October 2016 public awareness exhibitions

Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Location : The A19 southbound between the A185 and the junction with the A194 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 28 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:39 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A694 and the A191 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2017 to 06:00 on 29 March 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2017 to 14 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:21 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A694 and the A191 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:20 am
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A194 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 28 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 9:00 am
Location : The A184 westbound between the junctions with the A19 and the A194(M) . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 00:00 on 26 March 2017 to 23:59 on 29 March 2017.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 3:56 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A186 and the junction with the A193 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 16:00 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2019.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 6:30 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A193 and the junction with the A191 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 15:55 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2019.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 6:26 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A193 and the junction with the A1058 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A694 and the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A186 and the A1058 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A193 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A193 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A186 and the A1058 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A694 and the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A191 and the junction with the A1058 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A193 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm

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