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

Roadworks and Events for England

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

Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J61 and J60 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 11:33 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J60 and J61 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 11:33 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A191 and the junction with the A694 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 14 November 2019 to 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 10:53 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A694 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 14 November 2019 to 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 10:53 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A694 and the junction with the A191 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 14 November 2019 to 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 10:53 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A191 and the A694 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 14 November 2019 to 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 10:53 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J59 and J62 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 08:30 on 13 November 2019 to 06:00 on 21 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:38 am
Location : The A1M northbound exit slip at junction J62 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 14 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:30 am
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J62 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 14 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:30 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J63 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 14 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:30 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J63 and J62 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 16:30 from 19 November 2019 to 20 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M southbound exit slip at junction J63 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 16:30 from 19 November 2019 to 20 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M southbound entry slip at junction J63 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 16:30 from 19 November 2019 to 20 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J63 and J65 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 15 November 2019 to 16:30 on 15 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M northbound exit slip at junction J63 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 15 November 2019 to 16:30 on 15 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J63 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 15 November 2019 to 16:30 on 15 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M northbound entry slip at junction J63 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 15 November 2019 to 16:30 on 15 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M northbound exit slip at junction J64 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 15 November 2019 to 16:30 on 15 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 15 November 2019 to 16:30 on 15 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J64 and J63 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 18 November 2019 to 16:30 on 18 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M southbound entry slip at junction J64 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 18 November 2019 to 16:30 on 18 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M southbound at junction J63 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 18 November 2019 to 16:30 on 18 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 15 November 2019 to 16:30 on 15 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J65 and J64 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 18 November 2019 to 16:30 on 18 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A194M northbound at the junction with the A1M . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 14 November 2019 to 16 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 6:09 am
Location : The A194M southbound entry slip from the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 November 2019 to 06:00 on 15 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 6:09 am
Location : The A1 southbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 6:07 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A692 and the A167 Washington Birtley. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 6:07 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A692 and the A167 Washington Birtley. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 6:07 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J63 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 14 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 6:05 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J61 and J62 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 14 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 6:05 am
Location : The A194M northbound exit slip to the A1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 13 November 2019 to 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 3:42 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J64 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:03 on 11 November 2019 to 06:00 on 13 December 2019.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 6:01 pm
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A1290 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 05:57 on 10 November 2019 to 06:00 on 18 November 2019.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:29 am
Location : The A1M southbound exit slip at junction J61 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 29 November 2019.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:27 am
Location : The A194M southbound exit slip to the A1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:02 on 8 November 2019 to 15:30 on 19 November 2019.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:24 am
Location : The A194M northbound at the junction with the A1M . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 11 November 2019 to 15:30 on 19 November 2019.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:19 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 10:12 am
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A69 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:30 from 16 November 2019 to 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 9:53 am
Location : The A194M northbound at the junction with the A1M . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 November 2019 to 06:00 on 15 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A194M northbound entry slip from the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 18 November 2019 to 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A184 eastbound between the A194M and the junction with the A19 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 18 November 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 November 2019 to 06:00 on 2 December 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 6 December 2019 to 06:00 on 9 December 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 January 2020 to 06:00 on 13 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A1290 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 10 November 2019 to 18:00 on 10 November 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J59 and J62 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 November 2019 to 06:00 on 15 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 21 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A184 eastbound between the A194M and the junction with the A19 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 January 2020.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A69 and the junction with the A694 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J63 and J62 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 23:59 on 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A696 and the junction with the A69 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A69 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J65 and J63 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 November 2019 to 06:00 on 15 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J64 and J63 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 November 2019 to 05:30 on 15 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A69 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 November 2019 to 06:00 on 15 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J63 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 23:59 on 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 November 2019 to 06:00 on 15 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A194M southbound exit slip to the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 18 November 2019 to 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A194M northbound exit slip to the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 18 November 2019 to 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J63 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 November 2019 to 06:00 on 15 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 1 February 2020.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J63 and J65 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 November 2019 to 06:00 on 15 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A194M southbound entry slip from the A1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 November 2019 to 06:00 on 9 November 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A694 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm

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