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?

Survey work is now complete and we're now awaiting the announcement of the next Road Investment Strategy (RIS2). Further details and information on the next steps will be updated after this announcement.

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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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M180 westbound between junction J3 and the M18 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 2:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J38 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A638 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 northbound at the junction with the A638 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A638 and the junction with the A639 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:02 am
Location : The M62 eastbound entry slip at junction J34 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 15:30 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 15:30 from 17 August 2020 to 21 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 15:30 from 24 August 2020 to 28 August 2020.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 10:10 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J38 and J34 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 15:30 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 15:30 from 17 August 2020 to 21 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 15:30 from 24 August 2020 to 28 August 2020.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 10:10 am
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J38 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:03 on 5 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:03 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A638 and the junction with the A639 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 23:07 on 14 April 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:13 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J34 and J35 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 12 August 2020 to 15:30 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:42 am
Location : The A1M southbound entry slip at junction J35 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The M180 eastbound between the M18 and junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:13 pm
Location : The M180 eastbound between the M18 and junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:13 pm
Location : The M180 eastbound between the M18 and junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:13 pm
Location : The M180 westbound between junction J2 and the M18 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:13 pm
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:12 pm

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