A1 north of Ellingham

Improving safety on the A1 north of Ellingham with junction improvements and improved crossing facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.

Region:  North East
Start date:  2018
Cost:  TBC
Status:  COMPLETED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  March 2020
Programme:  A1 in Northumberland

Progress report

We've completed work on junctions at Fenham le Moor, Outchester, Adderstone Mains and Newstead.

What's next?

We're continuing with the programme of junction improvements, with work planned for Cheswick Buildings junction, Fenhamhill Junction, Haggerston Castle access, Warenford Junction, A1/B1341 Purdy Lodge junction and A1/B1342 Station Road, Belford.

Timeline

Date Event
2014 Scheme announced in the Road Investment Strategy
May 2016 Public exhibitions
November-December 2016 Have your say
2017/18 Review of feedback and development of detailed designs
2018 Start of work

Why we need this scheme

The A1 in Northumberland is an important route between England and Scotland, especially for long distance travel along the eastern side of the country. The improvements north of Ellingham will provide opportunities to overtake slow moving vehicles through the use of overtaking lanes.

The improvements will look to improve the safety of the A1 north of Ellingham.

The scheme in detail

We propose to improve the A1 north of Ellingham by enhancing the performance and safety of this section of road. Our improvement programme includes enhancing the performance and safety of the A1 north of Ellingham, including overtaking opportunities, junction improvements and improved crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

Further detail about the proposals for the improvements can be found on our consultation page, which provides the plans presented at the recent consultation events.

Aims

The scheme aims to:

  • improve safety
  • improve journey times and journey time reliability
  • enable economic growth in Northumberland

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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and the A1068 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. 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.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and the A1068 . 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.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 10 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and the A1068 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 8 August 2020 to 20:00 on 10 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 20:00 from 11 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 06:00 on 15 August 2020 to 20:00 on 17 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 20:00 from 18 August 2020 to 21 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:03 pm
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 22 September 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:13 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and the A1068 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:30 on 29 July 2020 to 06:00 on 17 September 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:30 on 29 July 2020 to 06:00 on 17 September 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and the A1068 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and the A1068 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and the A1068 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am

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