A1 Scotswood to North Brunton

We’re increasing the current two lanes of the A1 in each direction to three lanes between Scotswood and North Brunton.

Start date March 2020
End date 2022-23
Cost £139 million to £183 million

Latest updates

  • 14 September 2020

    Latest closure information

    Monday 14 September

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J76 and 77

    A1 northbound full carriageway closure closed between J77 and 79 / Power Plane / Earthworks

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J79 and 77   

    Tuesday 15 September

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J76 and 77

    A1 northbound full carriageway closure between J77 and 79 / Power Plane / Earthworks

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J79 and 77

    Wednesday 16 September

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J76 and 77

    A1 northbound full carriageway closure between J77 and 79 / Power Plane / Earthworks

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J79 and 77

    Thursday 17 September

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J76 and 77

    A1 northbound full carriageway closure between J77 and 79 / Power Plane / Earthworks

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J79 and 77

    Friday 18 September

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J76 and 77

    A1 northbound full carriageway closure between J77 and 79 / Power Plane / Earthworks

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J79 and 77

    Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September

    No planned works

    Monday 21 September

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J72 and 73

    A1 northbound full carriageway closure between J73 and 77

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J77 and 74

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J77 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J80 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J79 and 77

    Tuesday 22 September

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J72 and 73 lane 2

    A1 northbound full carriageway closure between J73 and 77

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J77 and 74

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J77 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J80 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J79 and 77

    Wednesday 23 September

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J72 and 73 lane 2

    A1 northbound full carriageway closure between J73 and 77

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J77 and 74

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J77 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J80 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J79 and 77

    Thursday 2h September

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J72 and 73 lane 2

    A1 northbound full carriageway closure between J73 and 77

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J77 and 74

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J77 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J80 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J79 and 77

    Friday 25 September

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J72 and 73 lane 2

    A1 northbound full carriageway closure between J73 and 77

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J77 and 74

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J77 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J80 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J79 and 77

    Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

    No planned works

    Monday 28 September

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J72 and 73 lane 2

    A1 northbound full carriageway closure between J73 and 77

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J77 and 74

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J77 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J80 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J79 and 77

    Tuesday 29 September

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J72 and 73 lane 2

    A1 northbound full carriageway closure between J73 and 77

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J77 and 74

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J77 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J80 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure closed between J79 and 77

    Wednesday 30 September

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J72 and 73 lane 2

    A1 northbound full carriageway closure between J73 and 77

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J77 and 74

    A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J77 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J80 and 79

    A1 southbound full carriageway closure between J79 and 77

     

  • 01 August 2020

    Removing the existing central reservation barrier

    We are continuing to progress the scheme and following the installation of narrow lane running at the end of June, we will start to remove the existing central reservation barrier, which will be upgraded as part of the scheme. To achieve this we have a series of overnight (8pm to 6am) lane and carriageway closures. Whilst the closures are in operation clearly signed diversions will be in place.

    The following road closures are scheduled to take place. Please note, these closures are subject to last minute change so please check the roadworks feed for real time information.

    Monday 3 August

    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J80 and 77
    • A1 southbound full carriageway closed between J77 and 74
    • A1 northbound lane 2 closure between J74 and 77
    • A1 northbound full carriageway closed between J77 and 79

    Tuesday 4 August

    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed J80 and 77
    • A1 southbound full carriageway closed between J77 and 74
    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed between J74 and 77
    • A1 northbound full carriageway closed between J77 and 79

    Wednesday 5 August

    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J80 and 77
    • A1 southbound full carriageway closed between J77 and 74
    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J74 and 77
    • A1 northbound full carriageway closed between J77 and 79

    Thursday 6 August

    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J72 and 73
    • A1 northbound full carriageway closed between J73 and 77
    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J77 and 79
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J80 and 79
    • A1 southbound full carriageway closed between J79 and 77
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J77 and 74

    Friday 7 August

    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J72 and 73
    • A1 northbound full carriageway closed between J73 and 77
    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J77 and 79
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J80 and 79
    • A1 southbound full carriageway closed between J79 and 77
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J77 and 74

    Monday 10 August

    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J72 and 73
    • A1 northbound full carriageway closed between J73 and 77
    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J77 and 79
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J80 and 79
    • A1 southbound full carriageway closed between J79 and 77
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J77 and 74

    Tuesday 11 August

    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J72 and 73
    • A1 northbound full carriageway closed between J73 and 77
    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J77 and 79
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J80 and 79
    • A1 between J79 and 77
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J77 and 74

    Wednesday 12 August

    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J72 and 73
    • A1 northbound full carriageway closed between J73 and 77
    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J77 and 79
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J80 and 79
    • A1 A1 southbound full carriageway closed between J79 and 77
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J77 and 74

    Thursday 13 August

    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J72 and 73
    • A1 northbound full carriageway closed between J73 and 77
    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J77 and 79
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J80 and 79
    • A1 southbound full carriageway closed between J79 and 77
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J77 and 74

    Friday 14 August

    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J72 and 73
    • A1 northbound full carriageway closed between J73 and 77
    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J77 and 79
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J80 and 79
    • A1 southbound full carriageway closed between J79 and 77
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J77 and 74

    Monday 17 August

    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J72 and 73
    • A1 northbound full carriageway closed between J73 and 77
    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J77 and 79
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J80 and 79
    • A1 southbound full carriageway closed between J79 and 77
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J77 and 74

    Tuesday 18 August

    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J72 and 73
    • A1 northbound full carriageway closed between J73 and 77
    • A1 northbound lane 2 closed J77 and 79
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J80 and 79
    • A1 southbound full carriageway closed between J79 and 77
    • A1 southbound lane 2 closed between J77 and 74

  • 01 May 2020

    Narrow lane running

    We are continuing to progress the scheme and will start to install narrow lane running. To achieve this we have a series of overnight (8pm to 6am) lane and carriageway closures. Whilst the closures are in operation clearly signed diversions will be in place.

    View diversion routes.

    The following road closures are scheduled to take place. 

     

    Thursday 7 May

    • A1 northbound between J74 and 76 lane closures
    • A1 southbound between J77 and 76 lane 1 closed
    • A1 southbound full closure between J76 and J73
    • A1 southbound J76 entry slip closed
    • A1 southbound J75 entry slip closed

     

    Monday 11 May

    • A1 southbound between J80 and J79 lane 2 closed
    • A1 southbound fully closed between J79 and 77 for narrow lanes installation
    • A1 southbound J79 entry slip closed
    • A1 southbound J78 entry slip closed

     

    Tuesday 12 May

    • A1 southbound between J80 and 79 lane 2 closed
    • A1 southbound fully closed between J79 and 77 for narrow lanes installation
    • A1 southbound J79 entry slip closed
    • A1 southbound J78 entry slip closed

     

    Wednesday 13 May

    • A1 southbound between J80 and 79 lane 2 closed
    • A1 southbound fully closed between J79 and J77 for narrow lanes installation
    • A1 southbound J79 entry slip closed
    • A1 southbound J78 entry slip closed

     

    Thursday 14 May

    • A1 southbound between J78 and 77 lane 2 closed
    • A1 southbound fully between J77 and 73 for narrow lanes installation
    • A1 southbound J77 entry slip closed
    • A1 southbound J76 entry slip closed
    • A1 southbound J75 entry slip closed

     

    Friday 15 May

    • A1 southbound between J78 and 77 lane 2 closed
    • A1 southbound fully closed between J77 and 73 for narrow lanes installation
    • A1 southbound J77 entry slip closed
    • A1 southbound J76 entry slip closed
    • A1 southbound J75 entry slip closed

     

    Monday 18 May

    • A1 southbound between J78 and J77 lane 2 closed
    • A1 southbound fully closed between J77 and 73 for narrow lanes installation
    • A1 southbound J77 entry slip closed
    • A1 southbound J76 entry slip closed
    • A1 southbound J75 entry slip closed

     

    Tuesday 19 May

    • A1 northbound between J72 and J73 lane 2 closed
    • A1 northbound fully closed between J73 and 77 for narrow lanes installation
    • A1 northbound J74 entry slip closed
    • A1 northbound J75 entry slip closed
    • A1 northbound J76 entry slip closed

     

    Wednesday 20 May

    • A1 northbound between J72 and 73 lane 2 closed
    • A1 northbound fully closed between J73 and 77 for narrow lanes installation
    • A1 northbound J74 entry slip closed
    • A1 northbound J75 entry slip closed
    • A1 northbound J76 entry slip closed

     

    Thursday 21 May

    • A1 northbound between J72 and 73 lane 2 closed
    • A1 northbound fully closed between J73 and 77 for narrow lanes installation
    • A1 northbound J74 entry slip closed
    • A1 northbound J75 entry slip closed
    • A1 northbound J76 entry slip closed

     

    Tuesday 26 May

    • A1 northbound between J75 and 77 lane 2 closed
    • A1 northbound fully closed between J77 and 79 for narrow lanes installation
    • A1 northbound J77 entry slip closed
    • A1 northbound J78 entry slip closed
    • A1 northbound J79 entry slip closed

     

    Wednesday 27 May

    • A1 northbound between J75 and 77 lane 2 closed
    • A1 northbound fully closed between J77 and 79 for narrow lanes installation
    • A1 northbound J77 entry slip closed
    • A1 northbound J78 entry slip closed
    • A1 northbound J79 entry slip closed

     

    Thursday 28 May

    • A1 northbound between J75 and 77 lane 2 closed
    • A1 northbound fully closed between J77 and 79 for narrow lanes installation
    • A1 northbound J77 entry slip closed
    • A1 northbound J78 entry slip closed
    • A1 northbound J79 entry slip closed

Project information

Overview

The scheme is focused on improving the economic performance of the region and improving accessibility to jobs and services whilst supporting additional development in the area.

Population and economic growth requires additional housing and economic land to be developed and there are a number of specific development sites in the immediate vicinity of the route which will have a direct impact on traffic conditions.

Once complete the scheme will provide wider economic impacts for business users and freight. These will result from the improvement in links between locations of economic importance in the region, such as Team Valley Employment Zone, Intu Metrocentre and Newcastle Airport

Without appropriate intervention to improve the performance of the A1 in this location, the problems would be expected to deteriorate further in the future as traffic levels increase.

We intend to:

  • 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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Traffic information

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