A1 Northumberland improvements

The A1 in Northumberland is an important link between England and Scotland, especially for long distance travel along the eastern side of the country.

Start date August 2022
End date TBC

Latest updates

  • 23 June 2023

    A1 Northumberland improvements

    We’re carrying out a series of improvements along the A1 in Northumberland during 2023/24 and are currently planning this work.

    Roadworks, operatives.

    This includes:

    • A1 Wandylaw to Warrenford resurfacing. Resurfacing both the north and southbound carriageways. To keep the A1 open the work will be carried out over 9 phases of night time traffic lights from 26th June through to winter 2023

    • A1 Burgham to West Moor is due to be re-surfaced in winter 2023. Both north and southbound, using night time traffic lights and a convoy.
    • A1 West Mains service station access improvements and repairs. We’ll also undertake drainage repairs - the access to the service station will be closed for short periods. Spring 2024

    • A1 Northumberland sign improvements and replacement - night time traffic lights - Complete August 2023

    • A1 Warreners and Fairmoor and Newton on the Moor and Lane head, road surface maintenance - Spring/Summer 2024

    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 in Northumberland which need maintenance and improvements. 


Traffic information

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

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