A1 M18 to M62 Redhouse to Darrington and Doncaster bypass

Improvements to the A1/A1(M) between the M18 junction (Wadworth) and M62 (Holmfield interchange) to add capacity.

Region:  North East
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

The A1 Redhouse to Darrington and A1(M) Doncaster bypass are two of several of schemes identified in the government’s Road Investment Strategy for 2015-20, for development in the current Roads Period 1, for potential delivery in Roads Period 2 (2020-25), subject to funding being available. We're at a very early stage of developing the A1 M18 to M62 scheme and development work is under way to consider available options, costs, benefits and potential phasing of the schemes for delivery.

We're now beginning a range of surveys and assessment work to give us information about traffic volumes and the local environment. This information will help us explore different design options that would meet our aims for the project.

We're also beginning discussions with local authorities and technical stakeholders so we can take their views into account.

Find out more about our ecological surveys by reading the fact sheet in the documents section of this page.

What's next?

We're continuing our investigations and working on options.

Why we need this scheme

Currently the route is congested, especially on weekday mornings and evenings, and has a number of local road accesses between Redhouse and Darrington. The number of accidents recorded on this route is higher than the national average.

In 2015, a number of packages were developed to improve the section of the A1 between Redhouse and Darrington to provide safety benefits, and in some instances, additional capacity at junctions. In total, nine laybys were closed to improve safety for drivers.

Aims

The aims of the scheme are to:

  • relieve congestion
  • improve journey time variability
  • reduce the number of accidents and casualties
  • support regeneration and the regional economy
  • complement other improvements to the strategic road network in the region
  • improve, as far as possible, environment and to ensure that impacts on people, fauna, flora and other natural assets adjacent to proposals are minimised

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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 J36 and J35 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 20 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:33 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J35 and J33 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:46 on 3 July 2019 to 06:00 on 2 November 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J36 and J35 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs 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. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The M180 eastbound exit slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 21 August 2019 to 15:30 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J34 and J38 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 20 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The M180 eastbound between the M18 and junction J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 20 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J32A and J34 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:14 on 10 July 2019 to 06:00 on 31 October 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The M180 eastbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 August 2019 to 06:00 on 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 7 September 2019 to 06:00 on 8 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 14 September 2019 to 17 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J33 and J34 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 17 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The M62 eastbound entry slip at junction J34 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 20 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J34 and J33 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 21 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am

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