A1 Doncaster to Darrington

We have a pipeline of over 30 schemes which will be considered for 2025-2030 and beyond. The A1 Doncaster to Darrington is one of these.

Latest updates

  • 14 October 2020

    Road investment strategy 2020-2025

    The government published its Road Investment Strategy 2 in March 2020, covering the period 2020-2025. In addition to projects that government is asking Highways England to build during this period, it has also asked us to develop plans for more than 30 projects, including the A1 Doncaster to Darrington. These projects may be considered by government for delivery in future Road Investment Strategies.


  • 05 November 2019

    Survey work completed

    We've completed a range of surveys and assessment work to give us information about traffic volumes and the local environment. This information will help us explore different design options that would meet our aims for the project.

    We've started discussions with local authorities and technical stakeholders so we can take their views into account.


Project information

Give us your feedback

Visit our A1 Doncaster to Darrington feedback tool to have your say. The tool includes an interactive map. You can click on a location to make a specific comment, or give us your general feedback.

ECHO is a one-way feedback tool, so if you’d like a response to your feedback you can email the project team at: A1DoncastertoDarrington@highwaysengland.co.uk  

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We’re developing plans to improve the A1 between Doncaster and Darrington, to tackle problems with the current route and to make sure it’s fit for the future.

This scheme is one of over 30 that we’re considering around the country, as part of a steady and flexible pipeline of schemes. These pipeline schemes were announced in our 2020-25 Delivery Plan. We’ll be considering these for potential construction beyond 2025, but currently there’s no commitment from government to construct any of the pipeline schemes. To find out more about our pipeline of possible future schemes please visit our pipeline schemes webpage.

Please view a location map of the scheme.

If you have any questions about this project you can contact the project team direct


Through this scheme we aim to bring significant benefits to Yorkshire and the UK. Our plan is to provide a minimum of three lanes in both directions along the A1 in Yorkshire. This will enable traffic to flow more freely, cutting congestion which will:

  • make life easier for businesses, commuters and local traffic – making quicker, smoother journeys for jobs and leisure
  • turn the A1 into a reliable alternative to the M1 between the North East and Midlands, avoiding the busy Sheffield and Leeds areas
  • support a growing economy – bolstering regeneration by giving businesses the confidence to invest, knowing that the A1 is a reliable and free-flowing local and strategic connection

It’ll also improve safety for all.

We will balance the need to connect people and places with being environmentally responsible. We’ll make sure that where we can, we minimise the impact of our proposed improvements on people, plants and animals.


Traffic information

Information about scheduled roadworks and events on our motorways and major roads.

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