A628 maintenance and improvement programme

The programme consists of several improvements schemes for renewing retaining walls, parapets and drainage and resurfacing work to create safer, smoother and more dependable journeys.

Region:  North East
Start date:  April 2020
Cost:   ÂŁ5 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  March 2021
Programme:  Southern Trans-Pennine improvements

Progress report

We’re repairing several retaining walls and barrier and installing improved drainage systems to make the carriageway safer. We’re also resurfacing to fix defects to make journeys smoother.

We have started work on one of the wall repairs and will start on a second wall repair immediately after. This work is being carried out through the day under two-way temporary traffic lights, and will be complete prior to the drainage work starting on Monday 11 May. The drainage work will also be carried out through the day under two-way temporary traffic lights.

What's next

We'll be working overnight from Monday 25 May until Friday 10 July and then again from Monday 7 September until Christmas, weather permitting.

During lockdown we'll work Monday to Friday, but we'll review the overnight closures following government guidelines once lockdown restrictions are lifted.

To keep the period of work to a minimum we’ll also need to fully close the road for two weekends. Full closures will start on Friday evening and end on Monday morning.

Planned weekend closures:

  • Friday 5 June to Monday 8 June
  • Friday 3 July to Monday 5 July

We’ll do our best to complete this part of the work over the two-weekend closures, but we’ve set aside contingency weekends in case of poor weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

These will be:

  • Friday 12 June to Monday 16 June
  • Friday 10 July to Monday 13 July
  • Friday 11 September to Monday 14 September

Please remember that closures can change. For the most up to date information (including timings) check the Planned Roadworks feed. You can view on the Roadworks search page for more search options, or check our regional Twitter feed.

Timeline

Date Activity
April 2020 Work starts to two wall repairs
May 2020 First drainage scheme begins
End May 2020 Second drainage scheme starts
Mid July 2020 Overnight closures until the end of the school holidays
September 2020 Overnight closures re-start for resurfacing and drainage work
December 2020 Overnight end for Christmas break
March 2021 2021 Repairs to walls and barrier complete

Why we need this scheme

The A628 is a crucial network route for an average of 9,000 road users each day. It’s a single lane route taking traffic over the Pennines enduring some of the most challenging weather conditions and continued extensive wear and tear.

The investment in maintaining this route will create safer, smoother more reliable journeys.

Aims

The drainage work will protect the carriageway from water damage and the resurfacing will ensure the route is free flowing, improving safety. Reconstructing retaining walls will create stability.

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The A616 eastbound between the junctions with the A629 and the A61 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 26 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 2:31 pm
Location : The A616 eastbound between the junctions with the A629 and the A61 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 10:00 on 22 May 2020 to 17:00 on 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 9:01 am
Location : The A628 eastbound between the junctions with the A6024 and the A616 . Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 August 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The A628 westbound between the A616 and the junction with the A57 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A628 eastbound between the A57 and the junction with the A616 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A628 westbound between the junctions with the A616 and the A6024 . Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 August 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm

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