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 completed the testing we were asked to do by the council and are now returning to site, reinstating the compound and getting ready to fully resume work.

What's next

We will be building a temporary footpath before installing a new steel tunnel liner under the A1M Vigo Lane Railway bridge, which will realign the Coast to Coast cycle route.

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

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Location : The A1M northbound entry slip at junction J61 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 18:00 from 25 May 2020 to 31 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 24, 2020, 5:00 pm
Location : The A1M northbound exit slip at junction J61 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 18:00 from 25 May 2020 to 31 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 24, 2020, 5:00 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A696 and the junction with the A694 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:48 on 11 May 2020 to 06:00 on 27 June 2020.
Posted: May 24, 2020, 4:23 pm
Location : The A1 southbound. Name : A1 southbound access at a minor junction between A1056 and A696/A167 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 13:26 on 6 May 2020 to 06:00 on 6 August 2020.
Posted: May 24, 2020, 4:02 pm
Location : The A1 northbound exit slip to the A69 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 30 May 2020 to 07:00 on 31 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 23, 2020, 6:12 pm
Location : The A69 eastbound. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 30 May 2020 to 07:00 on 31 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 23, 2020, 6:12 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1018 and the A690 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 06:00 on 27 May 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 23, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A194M northbound exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 May 2020 to 05:30 on 27 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 11:32 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A692 and the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 10 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 June 2020 to 4 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 10:43 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A692 and the junction with the A194M . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 May 2020 to 06:00 on 24 July 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 10:43 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A194 and the junction with the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The A194M northbound between the A1M and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 28 May 2020 to 23:59 on 28 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 6:12 pm
Location : The A194M southbound between junction J1 and the A1M . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 28 May 2020 to 23:59 on 28 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 6:12 pm
Location : The A1M northbound exit slip at junction J61 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:00 on 20 May 2020 to 18:00 on 31 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A1290 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 19 May 2020 to 06:00 on 29 June 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1231 and the A1290 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1231 and the junction with the A1290 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 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: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A690 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 August 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 May 2020 to 06:00 on 6 June 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A184 westbound between the A19 and the junction with the A194M . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 May 2020 to 06:00 on 29 May 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 June 2020 to 06:00 on 3 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J61 and J60 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 27 May 2020 to 23:59 on 27 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1290 and the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 May 2020 to 06:00 on 29 May 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 June 2020 to 06:00 on 3 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J60 and J61 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 27 May 2020 to 23:59 on 27 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm

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