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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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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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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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Old October 24th, 2017, 02:46 PM   #971
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Crucial works to upgrade a key stretch of the A1 have been delayed by more than a year

From today's Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...retch-13801356
Crucial works to upgrade a key stretch of the A1 have been delayed by more than a year
Sean Seddon 24 October 2017


Heavy traffic on the A1 southbound near Birtley (Image: Newcastle Chronicle)

Crucial work to reduce congestion on a two-and-a-half mile stretch of the A1 in Gateshead has been delayed, Highways England has announced.

Plans to improve the dual carriageway between Birtley and the Coal House roundabout, which leads on to the Team Valley, was slated for 2019. But as resources are focused on upgrading the A19 around Sunderland , the plan has been knocked back until late 2020. The announcement comes as Highways England says it will reschedule a number of roadworks across the country to minimise disruption to road users.

Liz Twist, MP for Blaydon, has reacted angrily to the announcement and said she will put pressure on the government to have the “vital” works completed sooner. She said: “This is hugely disappointing. These works are necessary to keep our roads moving and to help grow our local economy, in particular the Team Valley Trading Estate which is so near to this stretch of road. Our region already suffers from under-investment in our transport system and the delay in this vital scheme just rubs salt in the wound. I will be taking this up with the Minister and with Highways England.”

Schemes to improve the A19 at the Testos roundabout and at Downhill Lane, both Sunderland, have been brought forward and will begin earlier in 2019/20 than previously planned. But that means the Gateshead A1 upgrade has been knocked back over fears that having too many roadworks happening in close proximity could cause major disruption.

Jim O’Sullivan, Highways England chief executive, said: “Our update today is a sensible and responsible way to deliver major national investment in road infrastructure. It will keep our roads moving, deliver a lasting legacy for the country and ensure best value for money for the taxpayer.”

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Old January 9th, 2018, 10:42 AM   #972
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See full list of closures planned for A1 and major roads around Newcastle over coming weeks

From today's Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...anned-14127221
See full list of closures planned for A1 and major roads around Newcastle over coming weeks
By Hannah Graham 9 January 2018


Traffic on the A1 Northbound (Image: Newcastle Chronicle)

Work on the A1 around Newcastle will lead to closures on sections of the road until March, drivers have been warned.

A program of resurfacing and upgrades to signs and markings will take place between Blaydon (junction 74) and Gosforth (junction 79) in the city. The closures will only take place at night, so many motorists will miss the worst of the disruption. However, travellers are warned to be especially aware of a week of nighttime closures near Newcastle airport, which could affect those catching late flights.

Highways England project manager Martin Milburn said: “This work will improve safety for drivers and cyclists using the junctions along the A1 and ensure they continue to have better and improved journeys. The work has been planned to minimise any disruption to drivers. Work will be taking place overnight and we are also working closely with Newcastle City Council to co-ordinate any work they have in the area.”

All closures will run between 8pm and 6am, with the roads reopening during the day. Diversions will be in place.

Read more @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...anned-14127221
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Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report

18/00322/SCOPE | Scoping opinion for continous, high-quality dualling of the existing single carriageway . | A1 Morpeth To Felton
Reference 18/00322/SCOPE
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Application Received Thu 25 Jan 2018
Application Validated Thu 25 Jan 2018
Address A1 Morpeth To Felton
Proposal Scoping opinion for continous, high-quality dualling of the existing single carriageway .
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Old February 1st, 2018, 01:53 PM   #974
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What is "high-quality dualling"? Is it different to "dualling"?
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Old February 5th, 2018, 03:10 PM   #975
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Western Bypass

SECTION 48 PLANNING ACT 2008
Gateshead Council
Notice in effect from 01 February 2018 until 07 February 2018

SECTION 48 PLANNING ACT 2008
REGULATION 4 OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (APPLICATIONS: PRESCRIBED FORMS AND PROCEDURE) REGULATIONS 2009
A1 BIRTLEY TO COAL HOUSE IMPROVEMENT SCHEME
NOTICE PUBLICISING A PROPOSED APPLICATION FOR A DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER

HIGHWAYS ENGLAND COMPANY LIMITED of Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, GU1 4LZ (“the Applicant”) proposes to make an application (“the Application”) under Section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 to the Secretary of State for Transport for a Development Consent Order.
The Application is for the proposed improvement to the Al between Junction 65 at Birtley and Junction 67 at Coal House (the “Scheme”) in Gateshead.

The scheme’s main proposals in summary are:

• Widening of the route to four lanes between junction 65 and 67 on the southbound carriageway and three lanes with lane gain/drop between junctions on northbound carriageway to provide additional capacity

• Offline replacement of Allerdene Railway Bridge.

• Widening/Extension of other existing structures.

• Providing an improved road alignment

The scheme is an Environmental Impact Assessment development (“EIA development”), as defined by The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 and an Environmental Statement will be submitted as part of the Application.

Preliminary Environmental Information (“PEI”) forms part of the consultation material.

Consultation on the proposals will take place from 8 February 2018 to 22 March 2018. Copies of the consultation materials - including documents, plans and maps showing the nature and location of the proposed development and the PEI - will be available for inspection free of charge from 8 February 2018 to 22 March 2018 at the following locations and times:

Location - Viewing Times:

Gateshead Civic Centre Regent Street, Gateshead NE8 1 HH Tel: 0191 433 3000 - Monday - Friday 09.00 - 17.00

Birtley Library Durham Road, Birtley Chester-le-Street DH3 1LE Tel: 0191 433 6101 - Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 09.00 - 17.00 Wednesday & Friday 09:00 - 15:45 Saturday CLOSED

The Hub Resource Centre Birtley Community Partnership 16 Harraton Terrace Durham Road Birtley DH3 2QG Tel: 0191 492 0434 - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 09.30 -15.30 Wednesday 09.30 - 12.00 Saturday CLOSED

Kibblesworth Milennium Centre Grange Terrace Kibblesworth Gateshead NE11 OXN Tel: 0191 411 1193 - Monday and Friday 10.00 - 3.00 Tuesday, Wednesday 10.00 -16.00 Thursday 09.00 - 17:00 Saturday CLOSED

Highways England Lateral, 8 City Walk Leeds LS11 9AT Tel: 0300 470 4548 - By prior arrangement: Monday to Friday 09.00 - 17.00

Copies of the consultation materials also will be available online free of charge from 8 February 2018 at www.highways.gov.uk/al birtleytocoalhouse

Copies of the consultation materials may be requested during the consultation period from Highways England using the e-mail address, postal address or telephone number provided below: Please note a CD/DVD copy can be provided free of charge. Where paper copies are required there will be a fee payable up to a maximum of £64.00.

• E-mail us: Al [email protected]

• Call us: 0300 470 4548

• Write to us: Al Birtley to Coal House Project Team, Highways England, Lateral, 8 City Walk, Leeds LS11 9AT

Any person may comment on the proposals or otherwise respond to this publicity. Responses must be received between 8 February 2018 and 22 March 2018. A consultation feedback form is available as part of the consultation materials.

The website will allow the submission of electronic consultation forms. When providing your response, please include your name and address or, if you would prefer your comments to be anonymous, your postcode only. Please also confirm the nature of your interest in the scheme.

Written responses can be sent to the following address:

Al Birtley to Coal House Scheme
Highways England, Lateral, 8 City Walk, Leeds LS11 9AT

or via email at: Al [email protected]

or via the scheme website: www.highways.gov.uk/al birtleytocoalhouse

Responses must be received no later than 23:59
22 March 2018

Highways England will consider and have regard to all responses when developing the Application for a Development Consent Order once consultation has closed. Responses will form the basis of a Consultation Report that will be one of the factors taken into consideration by the Secretary of State when deciding whether the Application can be accepted for examination.

Therefore, in providing any comment, it should be borne in mind that the substance of it may be communicated to others as part of the Consultation Report.

If you would like further information about this notice, the consultation or the scheme, please contact the project team by using one of the contact methods provided above.

Nicola Wilkes, Project Manager, Highways England,
1 February 2018

TM Ref: 225379342-01

(Source : http://www.public-notices.co.uk/nati...1/section-48-p )
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Old February 14th, 2018, 06:42 PM   #976
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A1 work concerns remain but concessions welcomed

Press release from Northumberland County Council @ http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/New...-welcomed.aspx
A1 work concerns remain but concessions welcomed
14 Feb 2018



The leader of Northumberland County Council has reiterated his disappointment and concern over Highways England’s handling of consultation over the closure of the A1 next month.

Councillor Peter Jackson met with senior Highways England staff, along with Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan, where a number of concessions were secured for communities along the affected area. However the work will still be going ahead as planned from March 2. The work, along a four-mile stretch of the A1 between Wandylaw and Warenford, will see the A1 closed in both directions for up to 17 days, with most traffic diverted along the A697.

Cllr Jackson said: “While it was a constructive meeting I remain angry about the lack of information given out and the unacceptably short period of consultation, for which Highways England have apologised to me. Giving just a few weeks notice for a major scheme which will shut a strategic route through our county and seriously impact thousands of residents is not acceptable. We raised a number of local concerns and Highways England have promised to speak directly with affected residents and businesses in the next few days.”

At the meeting Highways England pledged to:
* Allow 24-hour access to emergency services vehicles.
* Facilitate round-the-clock access to businesses and homes along the route.
* Provide 24-hour vehicle recovery service on the A697 and the local traffic diversion via Bamburgh and Seahouses during the A1 works
* Organise much more comprehensive road signage detailing the diversion routes
* Improve its consultation with communities and businesses along the route

Cllr Jackson added: “While this situation is far from ideal we have worked to achieve a number of concessions from Highways England during these major roadworks. We are working with them to minimise the impact on the local community and our road network arising from their planned closure It is our expectation Highways England will be meeting all reasonably incurred additional costs associated with this particularly given the significant level of savings that their total road closure offers, when compared to night time closures.

“It is clear from our meeting that this is not just the normal resurfacing which we are used to but a major reconstruction of the fabric of the road down to its very foundations. Not only is this work necessary it does reinforce the calls for full dualling of the A1 along its entire length and we will continue to pursue every avenue to press for this to happen.”

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Old February 22nd, 2018, 01:02 PM   #977
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A1 Birtley to Coal House

Courtesy of the Highways England web site @ http://roads.highways.gov.uk/project...to-coal-house/

Scheme fly through video @ http://assets.highways.gov.uk/roads/...Flythrough.mp4
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Scheme fly through video @ http://assets.highways.gov.uk/roads/...Flythrough.mp4
Looks good, will make such a difference when done. Can't wait.
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A1 Barton to Leeming

The A1 Barton to Leeming upgrade is now fully open, and has been for a month or so, completing the motorway link between London and the North East.

Unfortunately they've now started some barrier replacement works just up the road so it's not all plain sailing yet.
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Essential repairs to A184 Askew Rd slip road off the A1 in Gateshead are likely to lead to minor delays for some motorists.

Article dated 22/02/19 from Gateshead Council News website

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Essential repairs to a slip road off the A1 in Gateshead are likely to lead to minor delays for some motorists.

Recent inspections of the slip road from the A1 onto the A184 Askew Road confirmed evidence of slippage in the embankment supporting the road which, if left unchecked, could lead to the embankment and the road surface collapsing.

Repairs to the embankment will therefore begin next Monday (25 February) in a bid to strengthen and protect the embankment and reduce any future risk of slippage.

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The works are expected to last for up to six weeks.


Full article on https://www.gateshead.gov.uk/article...e-short-delays

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