Berwick bypass to close for roadworks

The A1 Berwick bypass between Highfields and East Ord will be closed overnight for resurfacing works from Monday, September 24.

Wednesday, 12th September 2018, 12:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th September 2018, 12:10 pm
The A6105 Castle Terrace junction off the A1 Berwick bypass.

Highways England has announced the road will be resurfaced and the road markings and signs will be updated and improved with works taking place between 8pm and 6am.

It means traffic will be diverted through Berwick town centre.

The A1 will remain open during the day although the laybys will be closed for the duration of the work.

Resurfacing of the northbound carriageway of the A1 Brownieside bypass also started on Monday.

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The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am with traffic being directed north via a contraflow on the southbound carriageway.

One lane of each carriageway will be open during the day and local traffic will follow clearly signed diversion routes.

Highways England project manager Steve Bishop said: “We know that drivers want smooth road surfaces with clear road markings. The work we are carrying out now also extend the life of the existing carriageway and prevent the need for further disruption in the years to come.

“We are working with local businesses and the bus companies to minimise disruption and I would like to thank drivers in advance for their patience while this essential work takes place.”

The work is being delivered as part of a £43million makeover of the North East’s motorways and major A roads. This year a total of 107 lane miles will be resurfaced, that’s the same distance as a return journey from Newcastle to Belford in Northumberland.

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