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We are resurfacing the A1(M) northbound and southbound carriageways and hard shoulders between Chester le Street (Junction 63) and Vigo (Junction 64). We are also replacing road markings, studs and traffic loops.

While these closures are in place we’ll also refresh road markings and studs between Vigo (Junction 64) and Birtley (Junction 65).

This work will provide safer, smoother journeys along one of our most heavily-used routes.  The new surfacing will also reduce traffic noise. 

To do this safely, we need to use overnight (8pm to 6am) closures with clearly signed diversions in place. 

Northbound closures:

  • 26 July to 10 August – full closure of the A1(M) from J61 (Bowburn) to J63 (Chester-le-Street)
  • 10 August to 19 September – full closure of the A1(M) from J63 (Chester-le-Street) to J64 (Washington Interchange)
  • 20 September to 25 September – full closure of the A1(M) from J64 (Washington Interchange) to J65 (Birtley Interchange)

Southbound closures:

  • 27 September to 2 October – full closure of the A1(M) from J65 (Birtley Interchange) to between J64 (Washington Interchange)
  • 4 October to 14 November – full closure of the A1(M) from J64 (Washington Interchange) to J63 (Chester-le-Street)

For the latest closures information visit our travel updates section.  

We will be starting essential maintenance work on the A180 between Brocklesby and Stallingborough, on Monday 16 August 2021. We expect to finish work on Tuesday 17 September 2021.

We will be resurfacing the asphalt road surface on the eastbound carriageway to make journeys smoother and safer. We will also repaint road markings and replace reflective studs.

The work will be carried out overnight from 8pm to 6am Monday to Friday.

To carry out this work safely, we need to close the road and divert traffic onto nearby routes. This has already been agreed with the local authority and police.

There will be a signed diversion in place from the A180 onto the A160 (Humber Road) and A1173 (Manby Road).

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
Find up to date closure information on our daily closures report page at highwaysengland.co.uk/travel-updates/road-closure-report/.

We are resurfacing about 3 miles of the northbound carriageway of the A1 in Northumberland between Newton‐on‐the‐Moor (approximately 5 miles south of Alnwick) and West Cawledge (approximately 2 miles south of Alnwick).

We are using an innovative and more environmentally friendly method called cold repaving. This re-uses material dug out of the existing surface, mixes it with graphene and other materials giving a new road surface which makes journeys smoother and safer.

As we set up and remove the traffic management some junctions will be closed for one night. Local diversions will be in place.

Once we start work, the northbound carriageway will be completely closed with traffic running in contraflow, one lane in each direction, on the southbound carriageway.

The layout of the road and the need to close some crossovers mean that the following restrictions and diversions will be in place:

Newton on the Moor – both accesses from the A1 will be closed. Traffic will be diverted

Shilbottle area – access to the A1 southbound is maintained.

Whittingham area access from A1 closed. Traffic will be diverted

There are a number of residential and business properties which have direct access on to the A1. Each of these has been contacted with details of the restrictions and actions needed to maintain access to their properties. Where needed, our staff will accompany them in and out.

We always try to stick to our published closures but sometimes weather and other factors mean that dates can change.

We will be regularly updating our social media channels - @HighwaysNEAST and https://www.facebook.com/HighwaysNEast/

We’re installing new steel central reservation barrier on the A63 between junction 38 and South Cave.

At the same time, we will also:

  • renew some signs and streetlights
  • improve some sections of verge
  • resurface some sections of the road
  • replace road markings and reflective studs

The new barrier, lighting, signs, road markings and studs will help keep drivers safe as they travel along the route. Journeys will also be smother once resurfacing has been completed.

Work will start on 28 June 2021 and we’re planning to complete it by the end of February 2022. We’ll be working overnight between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday.

To safely complete this work, we will need to close one side of the A63 overnight where we are working. Other parts of the road, where we’re not working, will remain open.

The closures will be in place:

  • From Monday to Friday
  • Between 8pm and 6am
  • On one side of the A63 at a time, including side roads and slip roads

During closures, a fully signed diversion will be in place which has been agreed in advance with the local authority and police.

Customers who usually join the A63 at Melton or Welton to travel westbound, will need to join the carriageway and head east towards Weston Interchange where they can follow the diversion via the A164 and A1079 to Howden. Signs will be in place when the westbound carriageway is closed. The number of westbound closures will be kept to a minimum.

To keep traffic moving during the day, we’ll open the route in full, but speed will be limited to 40mph and camera enforced. This is to ensure the safety of customers while traveling through the roadworks. Laybys will be closed.

For those on foot, public rights of way crossing points on the A63 will be closed overnight Monday to Friday or when work takes place. A pedestrian diversion will be in place at the two crossing closest to South Cave and a diversion will be in place towards Annies Med lane.

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.

We’re responsible for the maintenance and repair of the motorway structure which takes the A640 over the M62 between junctions 23 and 22 connecting Outlane and Pole Moor on the outskirts of Huddersfield.

We’ve assessed the structure as part of our routine inspections and identified some repairs that we’ll need to do to improve journey reliability for road users on this route.

We’re busy working with our specialist contractors to develop a suitable design for the repair work but until then we’ll need to reduce the A640 to a single lane carriageway under semi-permanent traffic lights.

We’re starting work on Monday 1 March 2021 carrying out repairs to the manholes during the day under temporary traffic lights for around four weeks. We’ll then install concrete barriers and semi-permanent traffic lights that will remain in place until winter 2021-22.

When we’ve completed the minor manhole repairs, we’ll need to close the A640 overnight for two nights at the end of March between 8pm and 6am to install the concrete barriers, road markings and traffic signals. The dates are still being finalised.

Pedestrian access will be maintained across the structure except during this closure.

A fully signed and approved diversion will be in place via Quebec Road, Rochdale Road, Slaithwaite Gate, Halifax Road, Round Ings Road and vice versa.

What are we doing?

Safety improvements to 10 gaps in the central reserve between Bowes and the Cumbria border.  All gaps, except Rowton Bridge at the Cumbria border, will remain open.  New turning bans are proposed where there is no safe facility to reduce speed (no deceleration lane) or insufficient space to accommodate a turning area next to the carriageway.  Unless specifically listed below, all other movements will remain available for use.  Locations where U-turning is or will be allowed are also noted.  Our proposed work includes:

  • Rowton Bridge
    • Closure of central reservation gap
    • Installation of signage to reflect changes
    • Update of road markings as needed
  • Old Spital
    • U-turn ban preventing traffic turning from the eastbound carriageway onto the westbound carriageway
    • Right-turn ban preventing westbound traffic turning north
    • Installation of signage to reflect these changes
    • Update of road markings as needed, including addition of solar powered road studs
    • There is an existing No U-turn from the westbound which will remain
  • Valley Farm
    • Construction of a new vehicle turning area on the north side of the eastbound carriageway, and installation of a new a deceleration lane on the right side of the westbound carriageway to allow traffic to turn from west to eastbound
    • U-turn ban preventing traffic turning from eastbound carriageway to the west
    • Installation of signage to reflect these changes
    • Update of road markings as needed, including addition of solar powered road studs
    • When complete, westbound traffic will be able to make a right turn onto the moor and U-turn to the east
  • Bowes Moor Hotel
    • U-turn ban preventing traffic turning from the eastbound carriageway to the westbound carriageway
    • Right-turn ban preventing westbound traffic turning north
    • Installation of signage to reflect these changes
    • Investigating the potential to close the field access on the northern side of the A66
    • Update of road markings as needed, including solar powered road studs
    • There is an existing No U-turn from the westbound which will remain
  • Coach and Horses
    • Installation of signage
    • Update of road markings as needed
    • U-turns in both directions are possible at this gap.
  • Vale House Farm
    • Right-turn ban preventing westbound traffic turning north
    • Installation of signage and replacement of road markings
    • Investigating the potential to close the field access on the northern side of the A66
    • Update of road markings as needed
    • There is an existing No U-turn from the westbound which will remain
    • Eastbound traffic can turn U-turn to the westbound at this gap.
  • Blue Cap Hall
    • Installation of a deceleration lane on the right side of the eastbound carriageway to facilitate right turns to the south
    • Installation of improved signage
    • Update of road markings as needed, including solar powered road studs
    • There is an existing No U-turn from the eastbound which will remain
    • Westbound traffic can turn U-turn to the eastbound at this gap.
  • East Pasture End
    • U-turn ban preventing traffic turning from the eastbound carriageway to the westbound carriageway
    • Right-turn ban preventing eastbound traffic turning south
    • Installation of signage to reflect these changes
    • Update of road markings
    • Westbound traffic can turn U-turn to the eastbound at this gap.
  • Mount Pleasant
    • Right-turn ban preventing westbound traffic turning north
    • Installation of signage to reflect these changes
    • Update of road marking as needed, including solar powered road studs
    • Movements from the accesses on the north and south will not be impacted
    • There is an existing No U-turn from the westbound which will remain
    • Eastbound traffic can turn U-turn to the westbound at this gap.
  • Bowes Snow Gates
    • Right-turn ban preventing eastbound traffic turning south
    • Installation of improved signage
    • Update of road markings as needed
    • There is an existing No U-turn from the eastbound which will remain
    • Westbound traffic can turn U-turn to the eastbound at this gap.

 

How are we doing it?

We are still making detailed designs for this work, settling required land purchase and responding to concerns from the public.  However, we expect the scheme to start construction in the next 12 months and anticipate only needing lane closures.

If you wish to discuss the scheme further, please contact National Highways at A66CumbriatoBowesGaps@HighwaysEngland.co.uk

Work area for M180 resurfacing

Contraflow diagram

What are we doing and when?
We’re stabilising the concrete carriageway in the hard shoulder and lane 1 and then resurfacing the carriageway. We need to do this as the surface layer is aging. Completing this work will mean safer and smoother journeys for customers.

We’ve had to carry out a number of unplanned roadworks to keep the carriageway open which we know has been frustrating for road users. This new work will stabilise the carriageway for up to ten years reducing the need for unplanned closures.

We expect to start work on Monday 6 September and aim to complete early February 2022. We will be working daytime and evenings including overnight and some weekends; traffic management will be in place throughout.

We cannot carry out this work in wet weather. If there are delays, we’ll keep you updated of any significant changes.

Closures and diversions
At the start and end of the work we’ll need to close the M180 in both directions overnight between 8pm and 6am to install then remove the temporary lanes and barriers for the contraflow. We expect this to take up to eight weeks.

During closures, a fully signed diversion will be in place which has been agreed in advance with police and the local authority.

  • Eastbound traffic will leave the M180 at junction 1 via the A18 eastbound and M181 southbound, re-joining the M180 at junction 3.
  • Westbound traffic will leave the M180 at junction 3, onto the M181 northbound then A18 westbound, re-joining the M180 at junction 1.

To carry out the rest of the work safely we’ll work under a contraflow with one lane of traffic running on the eastbound carriageway, and one on the westbound side.

For eastbound traffic, free recovery will be provided for any breakdowns in the work area. For the safety of customers and our workforce, there’ll be a mandatory speed restriction of 50mph enforced with speed cameras.

Throughout the work, M180 junction 2 eastbound exit and entry slips will be closed with a local diversion in place.

Additional information
Some of the equipment we use will be noisy. We will try to complete the noisiest parts of the work in the daytime where we can. We are working with our partners to minimise disturbance for residents and apologise for any inconvenience in advance.

We are carrying out maintenance work on the M1 between junction 36 and junction 37 (known as Round Green Lane Bridge). This work will ensure that the carriageway is maintained in good condition and protected from the weather.

What’s happening and when?
We’re renewing waterproofing, joints and carriageway surfacing on a bridge which carries the M1.
Replacing leaking and damaged bridge joints helps to protect the M1 carriageway and concrete below from slowly being damaged by rainwater and road salt. This reduces the need for future roadworks in the area.

We expect the work to start on Friday 3rd September and should complete by Monday 4 October. We will be working overnight at weekends to complete the work between Friday 8pm to Monday 6am.

Due to other work taking place in the area, there will be one weekend between the dates above when we will not work. This is so we can finish work on other bridges on the M1.

Our work is weather permitting and cannot be carried out in wet conditions.

Closures, restrictions, and diversions
During the work we’ll need to close the M1 northbound and southbound, sometimes at the same time, from junction 36 to 37 overnight at weekends.

A fully signed diversion will be in place. This has been agreed in advance with the police and local authority.
For customers travelling northbound, the diversion leaves the M1 at junction 36 and then onto A61, A616, A629, A628, and back on to M1 at junction 37.

For customers travelling southbound the diversion will leave the M1 at junction 37 and then onto A628, A629, A616, A61, and back on to M1 at junction 36.

We will also work underneath the bridge on Round Green Lane using lane closures and traffic light control when needed, during the repairs on the carriageway above.

At weekends during the day, the M1 will be open to traffic with lane closures in place.


Some of the equipment we need to use will be noisy; we will try to complete the noisiest parts of the work before 11pm where we can. We’re working with our partners to keep disruption to traffic and residents to a minimum and apologise for any inconvenience in advance.

We are carrying out maintenance work on Outlane Bridge, M62 Junction 23. This work will ensure that the bridge remains in good condition and is protected from the weather.

What’s happening and when?

We’re renewing waterproofing on Outlane Bridge off junction 23 of the M62.

Waterproofing leaking bridge joints helps to protect carriageway and concrete below from slowly being damaged by rainwater and road salt. This reduces the need for future roadworks in the area.

We expect the work to start on Friday 10 September and should complete by Monday 11 October. We will be working overnight at weekends to complete the work between Friday 8pm and Monday 6am.

Our work is weather permitting and cannot be carried out in wet conditions.

Closures, restrictions, and diversions

During the work we’ll need to close the M62 eastbound exit slip road with traffic signed and directed to junction 24.

We will work on the bridge (A640) under lane closures on both the northbound and southbound carriageway on alternate weekends, until the work is completed. Traffic light control will be in place at the bridge where the A640 meets the J23 exit slip road for some of the work.

Some of the equipment we need to use will be noisy; we will try to complete the noisiest parts of the work before 11pm where we can. We’re working with our partners to keep disruption to traffic and residents to a minimum and apologise for any inconvenience in advance.

We are carrying out maintenance work on the Great Coates junction, A180/A1136 and nearby on the footway at Pyewipe Roundabout (Pyewipe Road and Moody Lane). This work will ensure that both the carriageway and footway are maintained in good condition for smoother and safer journeys.

What’s happening and when?

We’re renewing the road surface and markings on the entry slip road at Great Coates junction. We will also be renewing the footway surfacing on part of the A180 Pyewipe Roundabout close by.

We expect the work to start on Monday 13 September and should complete by Monday 20 September; we will be working overnight, Monday to Friday, between 8pm and 6am.

To complete this work, we will also need to work over a full weekend from 8pm Friday 17 September until 6am Monday 20 September. This is to ensure that the road surface on the entry slip road has cooled sufficiently to allow us to reopen to traffic.

We cannot carry out this work in wet weather and will need to reschedule or extend the dates in the event of persistent rain.

Closures, restrictions, and diversions
During the work we’ll need to close: -
• A180 Great Coates westbound entry slip road.
• A180 Pyewipe Roundabout footways.

Traffic will be diverted to the northern roundabout onto the entry slip road A180 eastbound to Pyewipe Roundabout. At Pyewipe Roundabout, traffic will take the fifth exit onto the A180 to Great Coates Junction where the diversion ends.

We are carrying out maintenance work on the A616 Westwood Roundabout footway, off Maple Road. This work will ensure that the footpath is maintained in good condition for pedestrians.

What’s happening and when?

Following the completion of a recent maintenance scheme, we will be renewing 120 meters of the footway surface, that were not part of the original works, at A616 Westwood Roundabout off Maple Road. Now that the previous works are complete, we can resurface the remainder of the footway.

Closures, restrictions, and diversions

To carry out the work safety we’ll need to close: 

  • The footpath from McDonalds restaurant car park entrance to the footpath adjacent to the new pedestrian crossing on the A61 northbound. A temporary footpath will be located close by.
  • One lane of the A61 and one lane on Maple Road. Both roads will be open to traffic during the work.

Some of the equipment we need to use will be noisy; we will try to complete the noisiest parts of the work before 11pm where we can. We’re working with our partners to keep disruption to traffic and residents to a minimum and apologise for any inconvenience in advance.

We are carrying out maintenance work on the A64 at Flixton Carr Bridge between Staxton and Seamer junctions. Our work will make sure the carriageway is well maintained and protected from the weather; this reduces the need for future roadworks in the area.

What’s happening and when?
We are renewing the waterproofing, expansion joints, road surface, markings and studs on the carriageway.

We are carrying out this work in term time, after the school summer holiday, to reduce the impact on two major tourist attractions close by. We expect to start work on Friday 5 November and aim to finish by Monday 29 November. We will be working the full weekend from 8pm Friday to 6am Monday.

We cannot carry out this essential maintenance in wet weather and will need to adjust our schedule in the event of persistent rain.

Closures, restrictions, and diversions
To carry out this work safely, we will close the A64 between Staxton and Seamer junctions, for the whole weekend.

Fully signed diversions will be in place using the A169, A170 and B1261. These have been agreed in advance with the police and local authority.

The diversion, which has been chosen to minimise the impact of traffic on the rural community, will increase travel time by up to 40 minutes. We advise customers to plan their journeys in advance to allow for extra travel time.

We have worked closely with the council to keep disruption to traffic and residents to a minimum. Some of the equipment we use will be noisy. We will try to complete the noisiest part of the work before 11pm when possible and apologise in advance for any inconvenience the work may cause.

We’re installing a new safety barrier along some 2½ miles of the M606.

To do this safely, we need to fully close the M62 between junctions 25 and 26 overnight (8pm to 6am) for one night on 27 September. This will be followed by overnight full closures (8pm to 6am) of M606 on 28 and 29 for temporary barrier installation

The remainder of the work will be done using lane closures:

  • 24/7 lane closures on link road (lane 2) and M606 itself (lane 3).
  • Overnight additional lane 2 closures and M62-M606 link closures with access to M606 maintained via Chain Bar Roundabout.

When the M62 eastbound is closed from J25 to J26 traffic will be diverted from J25 via A644 Wakefield Road, A62 Leeds Road and A638 to J26 Chain Bar. This will result in an average additional journey time of 10min.

Traffic coming eastbound from Manchester and the North West are advised to consider using the A57, Snake Pass instead.

We need to resurface the southbound exit slip road on the A19 at the Howden interchange. 

To do this safely, we need to close the slip road overnight 8pm to 6am on Friday 15 October and then again on 18 October.

Local diversions will be clearly signposted with traffic being directed to the next junction on the A19 and then via Norham Road and A193.

 

We are carrying out maintenance work on the M62 Altofts River Bridge and Altofts Canal Bridge; we are
replacing the life expired parapets (vehicle restraints system) to maintain safety for road users. 

We are renewing the parapets on both bridges. We started work on Monday 4
October and aim to finish by Friday 26 November.


We will be working overnight during the week from 8pm to 6am under lane closures both
eastbound and westbound. We will also close the hard shoulder 24/7 for the duration of the
work for the safety of our staff and customers.


We cannot carry out this essential maintenance in wet weather and will need to adjust our
schedule in the event of persistent rain.


To carry out this work safely we will close the hard shoulder 24/7, installing a temporary
concrete barrier. We will then work overnight using lane closures with Lane 3 open to traffic.
A 50mph speed limit will be in place so we can carry out the work safely.

We need to improve the drainage on the A194(M) southbound next to Follingsby Terrace, close to White Mare Pool roundabout.

This work will reduce the amount of surface water which currently runs from the A194(M) towards Follingsby Terrace during the periods of heavy rainfall. The work will reduce the risk of flooding at this location.

To do this safely, we need to use overnight (8pm to 6am) lane closures. We will be working between 11 and 22 October and then later in the year between 13 and 17 December. We will be working Monday to Friday only with no weekend working.

The works will inevitably generate some noise which we would like to apologise for in advance.

Although we always try to stick to our published dates, unfortunately some factors such as poor weather can lead to changes in our programme.

We will be regularly updating our social media channels - @HighwaysNEAST and https://www.facebook.com/HighwaysNEast/

 

We need to carry out maintenance work on the M62 westbound Adkin Interchange Bridge, Junction 24, Ainley Top.

Our work will make sure the carriageway and bridge joints are well maintained and protected from the weather which will reduce the need for future roadworks in the area. 

We are renewing the expansion joints, road surface, markings, and studs on Adkin Interchange Bridge.

We expect to start work on Monday 18 October and aim to finish by Friday 23 October. 

We’re working weekday nights from 8pm through to 6am under full road closures.

We are carrying out maintenance work on the M62 Newmarket Lane Bridge; we are replacing the life expired parapets (vehicle restraint system) to maintain safety for road users.

We are renewing the parapets on the bridge which carries the M62. We expect to start work on Monday 25 October and aim to finish by Friday 26 November.

We will be working overnight during the week from 8pm to 6am under lane closures both eastbound and westbound. We will also close the hard shoulder 24/7 for the duration of the work for the safety of our staff and customers. 

We cannot carry out this essential maintenance in wet weather and will need to adjust our schedule in the event of persistent rain.

 Closures, restrictions, and diversions

To carry out this work safely we will close the hard shoulder 24/7, installing a temporary concrete barrier.  We will then work overnight using lane closures with Lane 3 open to traffic. A 50mph speed limit will also  be in place for safety reasons.

Below the bridge, Newmarket Lane will be closed to traffic with a signed diversion in place. This has been agreed in advance with the local council(s) and the police.  

Traffic will be diverted onto the A639 Methley Lane, Leeds Road and Church Side and the A642 Wakefield Road.

Marshals will be in place during the parapet replacement so pedestrians and cyclists can still access Newmarket Lane during the parapet replacement.

We are carrying out maintenance work on the M1 Haworth Hall South Bridge, Junction 33. Our work will make sure the carriageway is well maintained and protected from the weather; this reduces the need for future roadworks in the area.  

What’s happening and when?

We are renewing the waterproofing, expansion joints, road surface, markings and studs on the carriageway.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, changes have been made to the original dates of the essential maintenance work. We will aim to finish the works on 25 October.

We are working closely with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council to establish new dates for the work to take place. Once those dates have been agreed, we will let residents, road users and businesses know. 

Closures, restrictions, and diversions

To carry out this work safely, we will work under alternate lane closures with a single lane open to traffic. This will be agreed in advance with the police and local authorities.  

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