A1 North Yorkshire to Newcastle upon Tyne improvements

The A1 from North Yorkshire to Newcastle Upon Tyne is an important route along the eastern side of the country.

Start date August 2022
End date TBC

Latest updates

  • 01 August 2022

    A1 North Yorkshire to Newcastle upon Tyne improvements

    We’re carrying out a series of improvements along the A1 in the North East during 2022/23 and are currently progressing with or planning this work.

    Road works, operatives, machinery

    This includes:

    • A1(M) junction 57 to junction 58 - northbound and southbound resurfacing - Spring 2022
    • A1(M) junction 56 to 63 - line painting (Phase 2 junction 58 to 59) - Summer 2022
    • A1(M) junction 56 to 57 - line painting (Phase 3) - Summer 2022
    • A1 CCTV safety camera renewal - Summer 2022
    • A1(M) junction 50 - roundabout drainage repairs - Summer 2022
    • A1 Ouse Burn subway lighting - Summer/Autumn 2022
    • A1 Gateshead Bypass - 50mph signs - Autumn 2022
    • A1(M) junction 52 to 53 - northbound resurfacing (Oak Grange) - Autumn/Winter 2022
    • A1(M) junction 62 to  junction 61 - southbound climbing lane – drainage works - Autumn/ Winter 2022
    • A1 Dunston LED lighting upgrade - Winter 2022
    • A1(M) junction 56 to 58 - safety barrier renewal - Winter 2022/23

    We’ll be getting in touch with local communities when we have more information about start dates.

    In the meantime, keep in touch as we update this page by signing up for A1 email updates using the Sign Up for Updates link on the right (desktop) or below on a mobile device. 

Project information


This year we are investing more than £135 million across the North East and Yorkshire in schemes that will improve and maintain our roads.

We have identified several areas on the A1 from North Yorkshire to Newcastle which need maintenance and improvements.



Traffic information

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

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