National Highways reviews A1 crossing points

National Highways is investigating what effect closing central reservation gaps on the A1 would have on drivers. A study into all 57 of the crossing points on the A1 between Stamford and Blyth will take place. National Highways programme development manager, Ian Doust, said: “These gaps are often the main access point to villages and towns from […]

Gateshead: Delay warnings as work on A1 ‘void’ continues

Drivers are being warned significant delays will continue on a major road after a “void” was found in a verge. A section of the A1 in Gateshead was closed on Wednesday and Thursday night after engineers found issues with mine workings near junction 65, says the BBC. National Highways said there would be daytime lane […]

Northumberland: £260m A1 dualling upgrade set to start

The Government has finally given the go-ahead for the dualling of a 13-mile stretch of the A1 between Morpeth and Ellingham in Northumberland, including construction of a new dual carriageway bypassing the existing A1 between Priests Bridge and Burgham Park. Main contractor Costain has been waiting for the green light on the long-delayed £260m project, […]

Scotland: Investigation works begin on A1

Overnight investigation works are scheduled on the A1 at three different locations, with slip road and carriageway closures on the nights of 14, 15 and 16 May. Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will use the closures to take core samples from defective areas of the carriageway, informing the design of future resurfacing works. The […]

A1 overnight resurfacing work starts tonight in Scotland

BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s operating company, will be carrying out essential surfacing improvements on three sections of the A1, with works set to get underway this evening. The project is scheduled to take place until Wednesday 1 May, between the hours of 19:30 and 06:00. No work will take place on a Saturday or Sunday. […]

Planning permission granted for A66 Northern Trans-Pennine route upgrade

The Secretary of State for Transport has given the green light to National Highways’ £1.3bn scheme to upgrade a 29km stretch of the A66 between Cumbria and Yorkshire. The major project proposes to upgrade seven sections of single carriageway to dual carriageway along the A66 between the M6 Junction 40 at Penrith and the A1 […]

A1 to have resurfacing work in Scotland

Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland is planning ten nights of resurfacing works on the A1 at North Granthouse, Houndwood and South of Bankton next month. The works will take place from 11 to 22 March with the road closed in both directions between Ayton Junction and Tower Farm Junction, the northbound carriageway will be […]

Building bridges during major A1 upgrade, with Mabey Hire’s propping expertise

When it came to installing the new Allerdene bridge as part of a multimillion-pound National Highways upgrade to the A1 network, temporary works was a critical element given the poor ground conditions on site. Costain turned to Mabey Hire for its expertise. The A1 is a critical part of the UK’s highway network, with the […]

New bridge on A1 due to open this week

National Highways has declared a major milestone has been reached in the A1 Birtley to Coal House project as traffic is due to begin using the newly constructed Allerdene bridge. In a move aimed at optimising traffic flow and enhancing connectivity at junction 67 at Coal House, northbound traffic exiting the A1 at junction 67 […]

National Highways suspends roadworks after abuse

National Highways has suspended barrier replacement work on the A1 in Bedfordshire because of “repeated abuse and threatening behaviour” to its workforce. On its project web page it states: “Safety is our top priority, both for road users and our workforce. We cannot continue working until we are confident that our workforce is safe and […]


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