Roadworks on major roads this week in Northumberland and beyond

Routes to avoid next week

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1, A19 and other major roads in the North East this week.

A1 Morpeth, Northumberland: There will be work ongoing until spring 2017 for the construction of a bypass. There will be various phases of daytime and night-time lane and carriageway closures, with narrow lanes and a 40mph speed restriction in place.

A1 Haggerston, Northumberland: There will be convoy working in place north and southbound to install new crossing areas. This will take place until Wednesday, March 1, between 8am and 4.30pm.

A1 Tritlington, Northumberland: There will be traffic signals in operation north and southbound for survey work. This will take place on Monday, February 27, between 8pm and 6am.

A1 junction 56 Barton to junction 51 Leeming Bar: There will be phases of overnight lane closures and full carriageway closures while work takes place to upgrade the road to motorway standards. There will also be narrow lanes and a 50mph speed restriction 24 hours a day. On Monday, February 27, there will be a northbound closure at junction 56 with a diversion down and under the interchange. There will also be a southbound closure at Scotch Corner with a diversion up and over the interchange and a partial closure of Scotch Corner interchange. From Tuesday, February 28, to Wednesday, March 1, there will be a northbound closure at junction 56 with a diversion down and under the interchange and a partial closure of Scotch Corner interchange. On Thursday, March 2, the northbound entry slip road at Scotch Corner will be closed and there will be a partial closure of Scotch Corner interchange. Then, on Friday, March 3, there will be a partial closure of Scotch Corner interchange. All closures will take place between 8pm and 6am with diversions in place. From 8pm on Thursday, March 2 through to mid-April the junction 56 northbound exit slip will be closed 24/7 with a diversion.

A1 Blaydon Haugh Viaduct, junction 73 to junction 74, Newcastle upon Tyne: There is a 50mph limit in operation over Blaydon Haugh Viaduct due to the installation of temporary plates over defective viaduct joints. From Monday, February 27, to Saturday, March 4, there will be a carriageway closure southbound between 8pm and 6am, with the northbound carriageway also being closed on Wednesday, March 1, between midnight and 6am. All these closures will take place with a diversion in place.

A1 junction 66, Gateshead: There will be a carriageway closure northbound for structural work. This will take place on Thursday 2 March between 8pm and 6am.

A1 junction 73, Newcastle upon Tyne: There will be slip-road closures north and southbound for electrical work. This will take place from Monday, February 27, to Wednesday, March 1, between 8pm and 6am.

A19 Silverlink, North Tyneside: The A1058 Coast Road will be closed just over the roundabout between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday, February 27, to Friday, March 3, for interchange improvement work. There will also be a 24-hour 30mph speed restriction with narrow lanes.

A66 Long Newton, Stockton on Tees: There will be 24-hour traffic signals in operation on the slip-road and interchange for construction work. This will take place until Friday, March 31.

A66 Surtees Bridge, Stockton on Tees: There will be a carriageway closure westbound for structural maintenance, taking place on Monday, February 27, between 8pm and 6am.

A66 Blands Corner to Blackwell, County Durham: There will be traffic signals in operation east and westbound for maintenance work. This will take place on Wednesday, March 1, between 8pm and 6am.

A66 Neasham roundabout: There will be traffic signals in operation for resurfacing work. This will take place from Monday, February 27, for three nights between 8pm and 6am. Clearly-signed diversions will also be in place.

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