Yorkshire and North East - Maintenance schemes

Maintenance schemes taking place in the Yorkshire and North East region.

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We need to work on three sets of bridge joints so we’ve combined the work to cut down on the amount of time/disruption caused to road users, communities and businesses.

We’re also resurfacing some parts of the diversion routes in partnership with Darlington Borough Council.

Between 28 September and 13 October the northbound carriageway will be closed overnight (8pm to 6am) from junction 56 to junction 59 with clearly signed diversions in place. Local traffic will be able to join A1M at junction 58.

Between 14 October and 29 October the southbound carriageway will be closed overnight (8pm to 6am) from junction 58 to junction 56.


The A1 needs resurfacing between junction 59 and junction 60. To do this work safely we need to use a series of overnight carriageway, lane and slip road closures. Work will be carried out between 8pm and 6am.

Whenever closures are in place there will be clearly signposted diversions.

From 18 January there will be a series of overnight (8pm to 6am) lane and slip road closures over a period of seven weeks. At times, we will need to close the roundabout completely from 10pm.

The works throughout the duration include:

  • removal, replacement and installation of new traffic signs
  • installation of road restraint barrier
  • installation of alarms
  • changes to the traffic signals
  • changes to road markings
  • installation of an additional pedestrian guardrail

Safety is our number one priority and for this reason work of this type must be carried out while our roads are the quietest.  This is typically overnight as this causes the least disruption to our roads and it also ensures the safety of the workforce.

Week commencing 18 January, Monday to Friday, 8pm to 6am:

Northbound A19 lane 1 closed and northbound Howden entry slip road closed

Week commencing 25 January, Monday to Friday, 8pm to 6am:

  • Northbound A19 lane 1 closed and northbound Howden entry slip road closed
  • A1058 closed both eastbound and westbound between entry and exit slip roads to A19

Week commencing 1 February, Monday to Friday 8pm to 6am:

Southbound A19 lane 1 closed, entry and leave slip roads from roundabout closed.

Week commencing 8 February, Monday to Friday 8pm to 6am:

  • Southbound A19 lane 1 closed, entry and leave slip roads from roundabout closed.
  • Roundabout closed after 10pm

Week commencing 15 February, Monday to Friday 10pm to 6am:

Roundabout closed after 10pm

Week commencing 22 February, Monday to Friday 8pm to 6am:

  • Howden entry slip road closed
  • Roundabout closed after 10pm

Week commencing 1 March, Monday to Friday 8pm to 6am:

  • Howden entry slip road closed
  • Roundabout closed after 10pm

The A19 between A172 Tontine Interchange and A174 Parkway Interchange needs resurfacing in both directions.

To do this safely we will use a series of overnight (8pm to 6am) closures. When these closures are in place the following diversions will apply:

Diversion via A172 northbound from Tontine junction
Diversion via A174 eastbound, A172 southbound

During the day a 50mph speed limit will be in place for traffic running on temporary surfaces.

We’re replacing the bridge joints on Woad Lane overbridge between Pyewipe and Great Coates.

We’ll be carrying out concrete surfacing repairs between Barnetby and Brocklesby and localised resurfacing. We’re also replacing various road studs on the A160 and installing new diversion signing plus layby and litter signing along the route, helping to provide a more informed, safer and smoother journey for drivers.

We’re starting on Monday 16 November 2020 with the work on Woad lane overbridge for approximately three weeks with the other work due to start in stages from the end of November. We aim to complete all the work by end of March 2021 weather and circumstances permitting. 

To carry out this work safely and quickly we’ll need to install full closures on Woad Lane between industrial estates one and five 24/7 for approximately a two week period with a local diversion in place during the work.

There will also be some full overnight closures on the A180 with possible full weekend closures for the surfacing, concrete repairs and slab replacement in the new year as the materials will need time to set.

The signage installation will mostly be carried out under lane closures or will be linked into the full closures for the surfacing work. We’ll also require some full overnight closures for the stud replacement work on the A160.  

Clearly signed diversions will be in place during any full closures and have been agreed with the police and local authorities. 

We’re installing new concrete central reservation safety barrier along a five-mile stretch and replacing aging steel barriers and installing new street lighting in the verge between Western Interchange and Daltry Street.

The safety barrier is life expired and the lighting improvements will provide drivers with more consistent lighting levels which are more energy efficient.

All these improvements including the improvements to signage and road surface will provide a safer, smoother journey for customers.

Work started on Tuesday 1 September 2020 and we’re hoping to complete the work by the end of April 2021. We’ll be working overnight between 8pm to 6am between Monday to Friday.

After Christmas we’ll be switching to full westbound closures with a lane 2 closure on the eastbound side between Daltry Street and Western Interchange. This is planned for around 55 shifts.

We’ll then concentrate on the section west of Western Interchange. This will involve around ten closures in each direction between Western Interchange and Melton.

  • During full closures access to and from associated junctions will be restricted affecting Western Interchange, Priory Way, Brighton Street and Daltry Street.
  • We’ll be working closely with our colleagues on the A63 Castle St scheme to ensure the two schemes join up and we share traffic management. 

Fully signed diversions will be in place, approved by local authority and police and only one side of the carriageway will be closed at any one time on both schemes.

To keep traffic moving during the day we’ll open the route in full, but speed will be limited to 40mph and camera enforced in both sections for safety while we replace the barrier.

We’re carrying out a series of improvements along the route between the A1(M) and Eastfield roundabout including resurfacing, improving crossing facilities and drainage.

This work will further improve safety and provide drivers with smoother journeys along the route, building on the £22m investment from last year.

Find out more about our A64 improvements scheme.

The northbound exit slip road at junction 47 is being upgraded to improve safety and congestion for drivers.

We’re changing the layout of the junction, by adding an extra lane on the northbound exit slip road to ease congestion during busy times. We’ll also be carrying out some essential maintenance such as resurfacing and lining to improve safety.

To carry the work out we’ll be working within the hard shoulder, so we can keep the exit slip road open as much as possible. However we’ll need occasional full overnight closures of the northbound exit slip road at junction 47 and some of the main northbound carriageway for some of the work and to install and remove traffic management.

We’ll close a short section of the northbound carriageway and the exit slip road overnight between 8pm and 6am for the first three nights from Monday 25 January to install the traffic management and temporary safety barrier.

We’ll also need to close the exit slip road over two full weekends to carry out concrete repairs to the carriageway. The space we need to carry out the work is too wide for us to be able to use lane closures.

Weekend exit slip road closures will be between 8pm Friday and 6am Monday:

  • Friday 22 May to Monday 24 May
  • Friday 5 June to Monday 7 June

Closures will be signed in advance, the diversion will take you off the M1 at junction 46, along the A63 through Garforth and up the A656 to junction 47.

We’re working with our partners to minimise disruption and apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

The scheme is expected to take five months to complete.

We’re carrying out work to improve the north and south areas of the railway bridge on our land next to the clockwise M621 junction 3.

The area is currently being used for anti-social behaviour and we’ll be clearing both areas of litter, and a partial clearance of some rough woodland to remove low level shrubs/bushes to prevent shielding.

We’ll also be re-seeding areas of grassland, and retaining a proportion of the trees however removing their lower branches to prevent cover being provided and attract further anti-social behaviour.

The areas will then be enclosed and secured using palisade fencing.

There will be lane closures to carry out the work and a full closure of a section of Jack Lane on Sunday 7 February.


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