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Old July 10th, 2017, 10:36 PM   #961
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Am I missing something re the river crossing... so no plans for Angel - North Brunton to be 3 lanes all the way?
They would probably have to build a new bridge to do 3 lanes over the crossing which would cost megabucks.
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Old July 11th, 2017, 09:27 AM   #962
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I've mapped out a possible route for a new bypass.

It almost believe it will be easier to widen the current road properly

Despite using part of the A1 you're proposing to bypass pretty much every day, I haven't used and been inconvenienced by the full stretch enough to allow me to conclude the above suggestion is something other than utter madness.
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Old July 11th, 2017, 10:12 AM   #963
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give it a few years mate... it's going to be gridlock.

There's something in the region of 20,000 homes being built across Tyneside, not to mention the thousands being built across Northumberland and connection finally to the national motorway network.
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Old July 20th, 2017, 10:22 AM   #964
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A1 Scotswood to North Brunton fly-through

Courtesy of the Highways England You Tube Channel @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgBngYbfbPg&t=136s

A1 Scotswood to North Brunton fly-through
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Old July 20th, 2017, 11:33 AM   #965
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Not even the cars in their virtualisation can keep in the narrow lanes haha
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Old July 20th, 2017, 11:59 AM   #966
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A1 Scotswood to Brunton

On the 'fly through' vid I didn't see one vehicle using the inside lane. Pretty much what happens on the stretch past the Metro Centre.
Hundreds of millions being spent on Tyneside's roads at the minute to cope with the out of town housing being built at little or no cost to the builders.
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Old July 24th, 2017, 09:31 PM   #967
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Preferred option for £350m A1 improvement scheme near Birtley revealed

From Chronicle Live website on 24/07/17

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The £350m scheme will see an extra lane created on the A1 between junction 67 at Coal House and junction 65 near Birtley

The preferred option for a multi-million pound scheme to improve one of the North East’s busiest roads has been unveiled.

Following a public consultation, Highways England will create a three-lane carriageway on the A1 between junction 67 at Coal House and junction 65 near Birtley.


Additional lanes will be provided between the junctions to help manage traffic joining and leaving the A1.

And modifications will be made to the existing structures at both junctions to accommodate the additional lanes.



A1 southbound near Birtley (Image: Newcastle Chronicle)

Meanwhile, Allerdene Railway Bridge, which carries the A1 over the East Coast railway line, will be reconstructed south of its current location to improve the existing road alignment and safety.

As part of the plans, the Smithy Lane bridge would also be replaced.

Highways England said the scheme, which was backed by 73% of people in the consultation, will cost somewhere between £250m and £350m.


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Work on the scheme could start by March 2020.

Full article on http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...ement-13377949

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Old August 1st, 2017, 12:18 PM   #968
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That would have been a very cheap dual carraigeway!
Not one that worked as well as it should. And it wouldn't allowed traffic to successfully bypass Morpeth without changes.Different junction.Several.

Most notably, south-facing A1 slips and a longer distance between it and the A697 junction (improving both safety and traffic flow).
Some very tenuous reasoning there, are you by any chance involved in the procurement of this junction?
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Old August 1st, 2017, 04:40 PM   #969
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Some very tenuous reasoning there
Yes, it's a totally 'tenuous' reason to build a new junction so that that traffic heading north up the A1 is able to turn onto the new bypass and thus actually avoid the town being bypassed.

And of course 10 seconds (0.2 miles at 70mph) is ample time to move into or out of the weaving lane between junctions and not unsafe at all.
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Old September 5th, 2017, 05:05 PM   #970
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Routes announced for A1 dualling in Northumberland

Frpm today's Northumberland Gazette @ http://www.northumberlandgazette.co....land-1-8737788
Routes announced for A1 dualling in Northumberland
Ben O’Connell 5 September 2017


The green option for dualling from Morpeth to Felton.

The £290million project to upgrade the A1 in Northumberland has moved to the next stage with today’s announcement of the preferred routes for the two sections to be dualled.

During a six-week consultation last year, three options were presented to residents and stakeholders for plans to widen the A1 between Morpeth and Felton, and one option for the stretch between Alnwick and Ellingham.

A total of 587 responses were received and the majority of people (41 per cent) preferred the green option for the Morpeth to Felton section and nearly half of respondents agreed with the orange option for the Alnwick to Ellingham section (49 per cent). Today, these options were unveiled as the ones Highways England is taking forward in its preferred route announcement (PRA) for the improvements. The green option between Morpeth and Felton includes building a new carriageway to the west of the existing road between Priest’s Bridge and Burgham Park. This option will improve safety along the route and will also have benefits during construction in terms of worker safety and efficiency. The existing A1 will act as a local road once the scheme has been completed.

Highways England project manager, Nanette Hoyle, said: “We recognise the importance of this route and are delighted to announce the two options we are taking forward are the ones which the majority of people wanted in last year’s consultation. Over the last few months, we have worked hard to identify the best possible options by working through the feedback from the events, along with safety, economic and environmental analysis and we are excited to share our plans with local stakeholders, businesses and the community. Work now continues, adding detail to the design for each of the dualling options and on planning how we will deliver them in a way that keeps traffic moving. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for taking part. There will be further opportunities to have your say as the schemes develop.”

Read more at: http://www.northumberlandgazette.co....land-1-8737788
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