A1(M) Vigo Railway

We are installing a tunnel liner under the existing A1 motorway bridges and realigning the cycleway in Chester le Street.

Region:  North East
Start date:  September 2019
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  September 2020
Programme:  

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Progress report

We have successfully completed laying the foundation and now we are installing the steel tunnel liner under the bridge.

What's next

We will infill the steel liner with a concrete surround to finish the structural works on the new bridge and realign the Coast to Coast cycle route.

We will remove the access ramp and the compound shortly before scheme completion.

Timeline

Date Event
July 2019 reinstate site compound
28 June 2019 drop in information session, Barley Mow Village Hall
September 2019 work resumes
September 2020 works completed

Why we need this scheme

The work is needed to ensure the safety of the tunnel and longevity of the bridge. This will involve temporarily closing the Sustrans cycle route and providing an alternative diversion. The works were stopped in November 2018 following the discovery of technical issues which have now been resolved.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to provide:

  • safety and longevity of the tunnel
  • increased access to cycle way

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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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