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.

Consultation on amendments to the Development Consent Order – 14 May 2020 to 18 June 2020

As we react to the government measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the project team will no longer be able to receive postal responses to the consultation.

We are asking that all responses are made via email: A1BirtleytoCoalhouse@highwaysengland.co.uk.

If you have received a consultation letter, please do not use the freepost envelopes enclosed. The consultation documentation is available to view on the documents page of this website. The consultation documentation is available to view on the documents section of this website in the ‘Consultation 2020’ folder.

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

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

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The A1 northbound between the A694 and the junction with the A696 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 14:25 on 13 May 2020 to 06:00 on 5 September 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 10:00 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A1290 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 17 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A1290 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 17 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A696 northbound between the junctions with the A1 and the B6918 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A191 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound exit slip to the A69 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A694 and the junction with the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A69 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound exit slip to the A696 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 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 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 4:00 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A694 and the junction with the A696 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 8 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 4:00 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A183 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:00 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 5 October 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 9:01 pm
Location : The A184 eastbound between the junctions with the A194M and the A19 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:29 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:30 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:25 pm
Location : The A1M southbound entry slip at junction J63 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:20 pm
Location : The A184 eastbound between the A194M and the junction with the A19 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:05 pm
Location : The A19 northbound. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:05 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 5 October 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:00 pm
Location : The A1 southbound. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 2:30 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A167 Washington Birtley and the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 9 August 2020 to 03:30 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 12:00 pm
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 9 August 2020 to 03:30 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 12:00 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:52 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A1056 and the junction with the A1058 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:52 am
Location : The A19 southbound. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:52 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:52 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A1056 and the junction with the A1058 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:50 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1056 and the A189 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 06:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 9:50 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A167 Washington Birtley and the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:30 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:10 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A692 and the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:30 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:10 pm
Location : The A1 southbound at the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:30 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:10 pm
Location : The A1 southbound. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 12 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:11 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A692 and the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A167 Washington Birtley and the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A692 and the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A692 and the A167 Washington Birtley. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A1 southbound at the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1056 and the A189 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 02:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A189 and the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 02:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A189 and the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 August 2020 to 02:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1056 and the A189 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 August 2020 to 02:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A189 and the junction with the A186 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 02:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A191 and the junction with the A189 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 02:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 14:23 on 13 May 2020 to 06:00 on 5 September 2020.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 4:51 pm
Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A696 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A696 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 1 August 2020 to 06:00 on 10 August 2020.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 7:01 pm
Location : The A184 eastbound between the A194M and the junction with the A19 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:05 on 31 July 2020 to 06:00 on 5 October 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 7:05 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A690 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 14 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A690 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:01 on 24 November 2019 to 06:00 on 31 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:28 pm
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A690 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 17 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 24 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am

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