A1 Birtley to Coal HouseRecently updated

Proposals to improve the A1 at Birtley to Coal House and replace the Allerdene railway bridge.

Region:  North East
Start date:  2020/21
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

Over summer 2017 we undertook a number of environmental surveys which have continued into spring/summer 2018. We're currently carrying out ground investigations which started in November and will be completed in spring/summer 2018. Parts of this work will require access to the A1 and we'll ensure that any disruption to road users and local residents is kept to a minimum. We'd like to thank the public and landowners for their help and patience while these surveys continue.

Our statutory consultation period, which ran from 8 February 2018 to 29 March 2018, is now closed. Copies of the consultation material can be found on the consultation page

You can also view our scheme fly through video.

What's next?

The next steps are to collate comments received from statutory consultation and, if necessary and where possible, further refinements to the scheme and our approach to environmental mitigation will be made. All responses will be analysed and compiled into a report which will set out the consultation carried out, a summary of responses received and how those responses have influenced our proposals.

A consultation report will form part of our application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) and will also be available following submission of the application. We propose to submit the application to the Planning Inspectorate in Winter 2018/19 and provided it is granted we estimate that works will commence in late 2020.

Timeline

Date Event
August to October 2016 Have your say
24 July 2017 Preferred route announcement
8 February to 22 March 2018 Statutory Public Consultation
Winter 2018/19 Submit application to Planning Inspectorate
2020/21 Scheme starts on site

Why we need this scheme

This section of the A1 suffers congestion, particularly during peak hours, which can result in unreliable journey times. Traffic is also expected to grow with new housing and employment developments planned for the area. Road improvements are needed to support this growth.

As part of the proposed scheme we plan to replace the Allerdene railway bridge, which carries the A1 over the East Coast Mainline. The current bridge was built nearly 40 years ago and requires regular maintenance that can cause disruption to traffic.

Aims

We’re designing this improvement scheme to deliver greater benefits for road users, local communities, and to support the region’s economy. Once completed it will:

  • reduce congestion by increasing capacity for road users
  • improve the reliability of peoples’ journeys and reduce delays by increasing capacity of the road network
  • make journeys safer by improving the standard and capacity of the road
  • help support economic growth by improving the road to the Newcastle and Tyneside area (Team Valley Employment Zone)
  • support the government’s initiative for growth in the North

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A194M southbound between the A195 and the junction with the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 16 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The A194M northbound entry slip from the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 16 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The A194M southbound exit slip to the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 16 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The A194M northbound between the A1M and the junction with the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 16 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The A194M northbound exit slip to the A195 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 16 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The A194M northbound exit slip to the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 16 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The A194M northbound between the A1 and the junction with the A195 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:00 on 16 August 2018 to 16:00 on 18 August 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A191 and the junction with the A189 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 August 2018 to 06:00 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 5:02 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A69 and the junction with the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:30 from 16 August 2018 to 18 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 4:31 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A1056 and the junction with the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:30 from 16 August 2018 to 18 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 4:31 am
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A1056 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 15 August 2018 to 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 3:54 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1056 and the junction with the A189 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:11 on 15 August 2018 to 06:00 on 17 August 2018.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 7:11 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J61 and J62 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 August 2018 to 05:30 on 23 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 7:10 pm
Location : The A1M southbound at junction J62 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 August 2018 to 05:30 on 23 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 7:10 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J62 and J61 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 August 2018 to 05:30 on 23 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 7:10 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A167 Washington Birtley and the A194M . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2018 to 06:00 on 22 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:14 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A696 and the junction with the A69 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:30 from 21 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:13 pm
Location : The A194M northbound between the A1M and the junction with the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2018 to 04:00 on 22 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:13 pm
Location : The A194M southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2018 to 04:00 on 22 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:13 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A69 and the junction with the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:30 from 21 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:13 pm
Location : The A194M southbound between the A195 and the junction with the A1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:00 on 13 August 2018 to 16:00 on 16 August 2018.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 1:01 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 13 August 2018 to 06:00 on 1 September 2018.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 August 2018 to 1 September 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 20:00 from 18 August 2018 to 19 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm

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