We wanted to update residents on the impending Highway Improvement Works on the A1 from Scotswood to North Brunton. Site investigation works and surveys are currently ongoing to ensure that construction work can commence in Spring 2020.
The A1 Scotswood to North Brunton scheme was announced as part of the works to the A1 Newcastle Western Bypass in the Road Investment Strategy for the 2015-2020 Road Period, published by the Department for Transport (DfT) in December 2014. This is part of Highways England’s programme of investment in the strategic road network in the North-East in support of the government’s growth agenda for the region. The A1 Newcastle Gateshead Western Bypass is one of the most congested highway links in the North-East region. It suffers congestion, particularly during peak hours, which can result in unreliable journey times.
It has been identified that improving the A1 between Scotswood to North Brunton will provide a number of benefits for road users and local communities and will support the region’s economy. The scheme will provide additional capacity, improving resilience of the network when incidents occur and reduce congestion, aiding a more free flowing network. Please see the attached informative for further details.
If you want further information on this scheme please contact a member of the Highways England Project Team using any of the following methods:
In writing: A1 Scotswood to North Brunton Project Team, Highways England, Third floor South, Lateral, 8 City Walk, Leeds, LS11 9AT
By phone: 0300 123 5000