A1 Birtley to Coal House

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

We submitted the Development Consent Order (DCO) to the Planning Inspectorate on 14 August 2019. The application form and accompanying documents, plans and maps, including the Environmental Statement can be viewed electronically and free of charge on the Planning Inspectorate’s National Infrastructure website.

You can also view our scheme fly-through video.

What's next?

Following the acceptance of the DCO on 10 September 2019, the scheme has entered the pre-examination phase of the DCO process. This phase allows any person to make representations on the Application to the Secretary of State (i.e.: giving notice of any interest in or objection to the Application).

Any representation relating to the Application must be submitted on a registration form and give the grounds on which it is made. The Registration and Relevant Representation form is available on National Infrastructure Planning website.

The period during which you can submit a Relevant Representation to the Inspectorate will end on Thursday 14 November 2019.

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
14 August 2019 Application submitted 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

Part I Claims

If the work planned to the new road/alterations to existing roads operated by Highways England affect your residential, agricultural or other property, (check this map to find out more) you might be eligible to a claim for compensation. Please visit our page on guidance for Part I claims for more information.

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A194M northbound entry slip from the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 9:31 am
Location : The A194M southbound exit slip to the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 9:31 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 15:30 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 9:31 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J59 and J62 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 08:30 on 13 November 2019 to 06:00 on 21 November 2019.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:33 am
Location : The A1M southbound entry slip at junction J63 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 19 November 2019.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:00 am
Location : The A1M southbound exit slip at junction J63 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 19 November 2019.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:00 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J63 and J62 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 19 November 2019.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:00 am
Location : The A1 southbound. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:07 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 1 February 2020.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:48 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J65 and J64 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2019 to 06:00 on 21 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:10 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J59 and J62 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 November 2019 to 21 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:07 am
Location : The A1 southbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:07 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A696 and the junction with the A69 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:07 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A69 and the junction with the A694 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:07 am
Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A694 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:07 am
Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:07 am
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A69 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:07 am
Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A184 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 December 2019 to 5 December 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 8:13 pm
Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A184 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 November 2019 to 06:00 on 11 December 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 8:13 pm
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A184 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 November 2019 to 06:00 on 26 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 December 2019 to 7 December 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 December 2019 to 11 December 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 8:13 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J63 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 3:32 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J64 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 13 December 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 3:32 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J61 and J62 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 3:24 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A690 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 24 November 2019 to 06:00 on 25 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A690 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 24 November 2019 to 06:00 on 31 August 2020.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A184 eastbound between the A194M and the junction with the A19 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:06 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 January 2020.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A184 westbound between the A19 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 January 2020.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A184 westbound between the A19 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 November 2019 to 06:00 on 25 November 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 November 2019 to 06:00 on 2 December 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 6 December 2019 to 06:00 on 9 December 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 January 2020 to 06:00 on 13 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 28 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A1M southbound at junction J62 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 21 November 2019 to 16:30 on 21 November 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A1056 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 28 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A194M southbound exit slip to the A1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:02 on 15 November 2019 to 15:30 on 19 November 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A1M southbound exit slip at junction J62 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 21 November 2019 to 16:30 on 21 November 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A1056 and the junction with the A696 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 28 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A690 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 25 November 2019 to 06:00 on 31 August 2020.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A696 and the junction with the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 28 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A694 and the junction with the A19 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 November 2019 to 06:00 on 1 February 2020.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A19 and the junction with the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 28 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A1 southbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 28 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A194M northbound at the junction with the A1M . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:02 on 15 November 2019 to 15:30 on 19 November 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1056 and the A19 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 28 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am

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