A1 Alnwick to Ellingham

Proposals to improve the A1 between Morpeth and Felton, and between Alnwick and Ellingham by providing additional road capacity and enabling greater access to and from Northumberland.

Region:  North East
Start date:  2021
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  A1 in Northumberland

Progress report

We held a public consultation between November and December 2016. In September 2017 we made our preferred route announcement.

What's next?

We’re now consulting on the scheme. This follows on from our options consultation in 2016 and our selection of the preferred route.

The consultation is an opportunity to express your views on the design of the proposed scheme in advance of our application for a Development Consent Order (DCO). A DCO is a special type of planning application which is needed for a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP).

Following the DCO application submission, the Planning Inspectorate will hold a public examination before making a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Transport, who will decide whether or not the project should go ahead.

Businesses, local authorities, public bodies, road users and the communities and neighbouring areas can play an important part in the development of the scheme design. Your feedback is essential to this consultation and will help us to improve the scheme before we start the planning process.

Find out how to take part in the consultation at our Citizen Space page.

You can also read our consultation brochure in the documents section of this page.

Timeline

Date Event
2014 Scheme announced in the Road Investment Strategy
May 2016 Public exhibitions
November-December 2016 Have your say (public consultation)
2017 Preferred route announcement
2019 Further consultation and application for development consent
Early 2020 DCO submission
2021 Start of work
2023 Open for traffic

Why we need this scheme

The A1 is one of the longest roads in the country, connecting London and Edinburgh. The route currently consists of motorway and dual carriageways, with some sections of single carriageway between Morpeth and Ellingham.

In Northumberland, the A1 takes motorists through rural countryside and close to the coastline. This section of the A1 is used by a wide variety of people for many different reasons. This includes people travelling long-distance between Newcastle and Edinburgh for work, local traffic accessing rural areas and tourists who come to visit the coastline and the area’s many historic attractions.

The scheme in detail

The A1 Alnwick to Ellingham dualling upgrade involves widening the A1 to dual carriageway along the existing single carriageway road. There will be one new junction at South Charlton, connecting the A1, B6341 and B6347. Access will be provided for businesses and properties to the new junctions. Farm access and the bridleway/public right of way near Broxfield will be maintained via a bridge.

Aims

As the route is one of strategic national importance our aims are to:

  • improve network resilience and journey time reliability
  • improve safety
  • maintain access for local traffic whilst improving conditions for strategic traffic
  • facilitate future economic growth
  • work to prevent potential impacts on the natural and built environment, and identify opportunities to provide a long-term a sustainable benefit to the environment

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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

Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A697 and the A1068 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 17:00 from 28 January 2020 to 29 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 5:01 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A697 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 January 2020 to 05:30 on 1 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 4:43 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 28 January 2020 to 30 January 2020.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 9:46 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and the A1068 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 28 January 2020 to 17:00 on 30 January 2020.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 9:46 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and the A1068 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 28 January 2020 to 30 January 2020.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 9:46 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 28 January 2020 to 17:00 on 30 January 2020.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 9:46 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and the A1068 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 January 2020 to 1 April 2020.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 January 2020 to 1 April 2020.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:01 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and the A1068 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 20:00 from 28 January 2020 to 31 March 2020.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 8:03 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 20:00 from 28 January 2020 to 31 March 2020.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 8:03 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and the A1068 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:30 on 21 January 2020 to 06:00 on 1 April 2020.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 3:33 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:30 on 21 January 2020 to 06:00 on 1 April 2020.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 3:33 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and the A1068 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2020 to 05:30 on 28 January 2020.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 2:04 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2020 to 05:30 on 28 January 2020.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 2:04 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 30 January 2020 to 31 January 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 3 February 2020 to 4 February 2020.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 11:54 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and the A1068 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 30 January 2020 to 31 January 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 3 February 2020 to 4 February 2020.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 11:54 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 February 2020 to 8 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 February 2020 to 14 February 2020.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 11:43 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1167 north of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and the A1068 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 February 2020 to 8 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 February 2020 to 14 February 2020.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 11:43 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A697 . 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 27 January 2020 to 29 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 10:33 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A697 and the A1068 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 07:00 on 30 January 2020 to 17:00 on 30 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 7:13 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A1167 south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 07:00 on 31 January 2020 to 17:00 on 31 January 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 17:00 from 3 February 2020 to 4 February 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 7:13 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A697 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2020 to 1 February 2020.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:33 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A1068 and the junction with the A697 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 January 2020 to 29 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:33 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1068 and the A697 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2020 to 1 February 2020.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:33 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A697 and the A1068 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2020 to 1 February 2020.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:33 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A697 and the A1068 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2020 to 1 February 2020.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:33 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A697 and the junction with the A1068 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 January 2020 to 29 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:33 am

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