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 had intended to restart work in July 2019. Unfortunately, we have just been informed by one of the councils of some works they will be undertaking within the next 12 months. The council have asked us to undertake some more investigations into the position of services such as power cables and fibre optics cables. This is to ensure that our work on the new footpath will not adversely affect their work in the future.

What's next

These additional investigations will inevitably delay us starting to build the new footpath but we are hopeful we will be able to start work in September 2019.

We appreciate that this further delay is frustrating and are working closely with the council to do all we can to minimise it.

Timeline

Date Event
July 2019 reinstate site compound
28 June 2019 drop in information session, Barley Mow Village Hall
July 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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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A182 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 4 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
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 20, 2019, 10:23 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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A1 southbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 September 2019 to 5 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 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 20 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 September 2019 to 5 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A1 southbound. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 5 September 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
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 20, 2019, 10:23 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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J60 and J61 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs 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 20, 2019, 10:23 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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J60 and J61 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2019 to 23:59 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 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 20 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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
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 20, 2019, 10:23 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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J65 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 18:00 on 18 August 2019 to 06:00 on 29 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A181 and the junction with the A182 Murton. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 24 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 September 2019 to 7 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 14 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
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 20, 2019, 10:23 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 20, 2019, 10:23 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 20, 2019, 10:23 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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
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 20, 2019, 10:23 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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A1M southbound entry slip at junction J61 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 21 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A1231 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 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 : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
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 20, 2019, 10:23 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 20 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J61 and J60 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs 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 20, 2019, 10:23 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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J61 and J60 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2019 to 23:59 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
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 20, 2019, 10:23 am
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 20, 2019, 10:23 am

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