Great! i can drive through Durham/North Yorkshire free of mopeds and tractors.Dishforth to Barton would fill the last non-motorway gap between Newcastle and London. Barton is where the current A1(M) starts, just south of Darlington.
What is needed is a dual carriageway north of Morpeth. The A1 in Nothumberland is a disgrace, a road so dangerous i won't take my children on it for fear of being wiped out by some impatient fool overtaking a caravan. :bash: