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

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. We'll analyse all responses and compile them 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's 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
Summer 2019 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 exit slip to the A184 . Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 12:00 on 18 August 2019.
Posted: August 18, 2019, 3:00 am
Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A184 . Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 12:00 on 18 August 2019.
Posted: August 18, 2019, 3:00 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1231 and the junction with the A184 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 19:48 on 16 August 2019 to 06:00 on 19 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 7:07 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A1231 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 19 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 7:06 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1231 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 19 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 7:06 pm
Location : The A1M northbound exit slip at junction J64 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 August 2019 to 06:00 on 20 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J65 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 August 2019 to 06:00 on 20 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J63 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 August 2019 to 06:00 on 23 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1M northbound exit slip at junction J63 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 August 2019 to 06:00 on 23 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1M northbound entry slip at junction J64 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1M northbound entry slip at junction J63 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J63 and J65 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1M northbound 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 19 August 2019 to 06:00 on 20 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J63 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 18:00 on 18 August 2019 to 06:00 on 19 August 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J65 and J63 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2019 to 06:00 on 22 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1M southbound exit slip at junction J63 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2019 to 06:00 on 22 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A167 Washington Birtley and the A194M . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2019 to 06:00 on 22 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1M southbound entry slip at junction J64 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2019 to 06:00 on 22 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J65 and J64 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2019 to 06:00 on 22 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A194M northbound exit slip to the A1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A194M northbound between the A1M and the junction with the A195 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J65 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 18:00 on 18 August 2019 to 06:00 on 29 August 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J65 and J64 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2019 to 06:00 on 22 August 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:15 pm
Location : The A194M northbound between the A1M and the junction with the A195 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 21 August 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:14 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A189 and the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 August 2019 to 05:30 on 19 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 9:35 am
Location : The A1 southbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 9:05 am
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from 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 19 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 9:05 am
Location : The A184 eastbound between the A194M and the junction with the A19 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 9 June 2019 to 06:00 on 30 August 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A184 westbound exit slip to the A194 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 05:30 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A184 eastbound entry slip from the A194M . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 05:30 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A19 northbound. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 August 2019 to 22 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A184 eastbound between the A194M and the junction with the A19 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 30 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A184 westbound between the A19 and the junction with the A194M . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 05:30 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A19 southbound. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 August 2019 to 22 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A184 eastbound between the junctions with the A194M and the A19 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 05:30 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A1231 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:06 on 29 July 2019 to 06:00 on 30 August 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 11:52 on 2 August 2019 to 06:00 on 2 September 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J62 and J60 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 August 2019 to 06:00 on 20 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A19 southbound. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 August 2019 to 22 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A1290 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A194M northbound between the junctions with the A195 and the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 18 August 2019 to 17:00 on 18 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1231 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 9 August 2019 to 06:00 on 2 September 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J61 and J63 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J63 and J61 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A69 eastbound. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 August 2019 to 06:00 on 20 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am

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