Yorkshire and North East - Maintenance schemes

Maintenance schemes taking place in the Yorkshire and North East region.

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We’ll soon be carrying out essential maintenance work on Alverley Road bridge that carries Broomhouse Lane over the A1M between junction 35 and 36.

We’re renewing the waterproofing, joints and surfacing on the structure. This essential work protects the structure from salt and rainwater damage, reducing the need for emergency repairs in the future.

We plan to start work on Monday 15 August and aim to complete mid September 2022. We will be working both during daylight hours and overnight, seven days a week.
We cannot complete this work in adverse weather conditions. If there are any changes, we will keep you updated on our website and social media channels.

Closures and diversions

To carry out this work safely, a full closure will be in place on the bridge for the full duration of the work. A full closure not only protects the workforce and passing traffic, but ensures the work is completed efficiently and as quickly as possible to minimise the impact on commuters.

A fully signed diversion will be in place, and this has been agreed in advance with the police and local authority. Pedestrians will be escorted through the work.

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We are mindful that this work may affect residents in the Broomhouse Lane area as the diversion will extend journey times. We kindly ask customers to leave extra time for their journeys.

It is also possible that our large machinery will cause noise pollution overnight. We will try to keep noise to a minimum and complete works that will cause the most disruption before midnight. We thank you for your patience during these essential works.

We’re resurfacing the road on A1M between Blyth (J34) to Wadworth (J35) in both directions. We are also renewing road markings and road studs. Completing this work will mean safer journeys for customers.

We plan to start work on Monday 15 August and aim to complete October 2022. We’ll be working overnight between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday; if traffic numbers are low, we may start earlier. We may also need to work overnight on additional weekends to complete the resurfacing on time.


We cannot complete this work in adverse weather conditions; if there are any changes, we will keep you updated on our website and social media channels.

Closures and diversions

To carry out this work safely, the following full closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am:

• A1M northbound between Blyth (J34) and Wadworth (J35) for around 4 weeks.
• A1M southbound between Wadworth (J35) and Blyth (J34) for around 5 weeks.

During all the closures a fully signed diversion will be in place, and this has been agreed in advance with the police and local authority.

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The diversion for motorway traffic will extend journey times; we kindly ask customers to leave extra time for their journeys.

For residents on the diversion route, we are mindful that this may cause some disruption in your local area. You may notice additional traffic, which may also increase noise. We would like to thank you for your patience whilst we complete our essential works.

Work to resurface the southbound carriageway between Barnsdale Bar to Redhouse junction 38 is expect to commence on Monday 18 July 2022. As with all resurfacing we will be replacing the road studs and markings.

Work will be carried out overnight, 8pm to 6am, and will last for approximately 3 weeks.

Overnight diversions will be in place taking drivers along A6201 from Barnsdale Bar Café, joining the A638 to re-join the A1 at junction 38 Redhouse. Access to the A1 southbound from the east will be from junction 38 Redhouse.

The road will be open as normal throughout the day. 

We will be resurfacing the north and southbound carriageways and replacing the road studs and markings on the A1 between the Highfields roundabout in Berwick upon Tweed and the Scottish Border. 

The resurfacing is expected to commence on Wednesday 20 July.  Work will be carried out overnight, 8pm to 6am, and will last for approximately 9 weeks. The roundabout will be open as normal throughout the day.

The work will be carried out during the night, when a traffic light controlled convoy will escort vehicles through the contraflow. During the daytime there will be lane closures in place to keep workers and road users safe.

Access to properties and businesses will be maintained at all times, although some vehicles may need to be escorted through the works on occasion. Signage on the road will direct people on what to do.

Work is going to be carried out to replace CCTV cameras and the associated equipment for the cameras as part their maintenance.  The project is expected to be complete by Spring 2023.

We use the cameras for the safety of all of our customers by monitoring the traffic on the road. 

As part of the work we need to replace some of the posts and the electrical equipment the cameras use.

To allow this work we need to clear some of the vegetation around our work areas. As always we monitor the vegetation for nesting birds and only remove only what is required for the work.

The equipment we use means some disturbance is unavoidable, and you may visually notice that the trees have been cut back but we will make every effort to minimise any noise generated by the activity. Those working on site are briefed on working responsibly in the local community. We have also carried out a noise assessment and monitor noise levels regularly during the work.

To carry out the work safely we will need to close certain section around the work area and we will be working Monday to Friday 8pm to 6am.

The latest closure is

Junction 70, Dunston Monday 18 - Friday 22 July 8pm to 6am. The southbound slip road will be closed to allow vegetation clearance. Signed diversions will be in place. A1 Southbound Lane 1 closure, Lanes 2 & 3 remain open. The diversion will take drivers to junction 71 on the northbound exit, Metro Centre and then return on the southbound carriageway. Please allow extra time for your journey.  

Work to resurface the A19 between Moor Farm and Seaton Burn roundabout / Fisher Lane is due to start on Tuesday 2 August as part of our ongoing maintenance. 

As with all resurfacing we will be replacing the road studs and markings.

Diversions will be in place via the A1056 and A189 between 8pm and 6pm. The road will remain open during the day with speed restrictions as required for your safety.

Access to the Travelodge hotel at Seaton Burn and the Premier Inn Newcastle Gosforth/Cramlington hotel will be maintained. 

Access around the roundabout at Moor Farm will be maintained at all times.

Work will be carried out 8pm to 6pm every night between Sunday to Friday.

The A19 southbound - heading towards Newcastle – will be closing overnight as part of the first phase from Tuesday 2 August until mid-September.

This will be followed by the second phase on the northbound carriageway - heading to the A1 – with the A19 northbound closing overnight from mid-September until the end of October.

The scheme is expected to last for approximately 11 weeks - subject to the weather and any additional unplanned work required.

What are we doing?

Safety improvements to 10 gaps in the central reserve between Bowes and the Cumbria border.  All gaps, except Rowton Bridge at the Cumbria border, will remain open.  New turning bans are proposed where there is no safe facility to reduce speed (no deceleration lane) or insufficient space to accommodate a turning area next to the carriageway.  Unless specifically listed below, all other movements will remain available for use.  Locations where U-turning is or will be allowed are also noted.  Our proposed work includes:

  • Rowton Bridge
    • Closure of central reservation gap
    • Installation of signage to reflect changes
    • Update of road markings as needed
  • Old Spital
    • U-turn ban preventing traffic turning from the eastbound carriageway onto the westbound carriageway
    • Right-turn ban preventing westbound traffic turning north
    • Installation of signage to reflect these changes
    • Update of road markings as needed, including addition of solar powered road studs
    • There is an existing No U-turn from the westbound which will remain
  • Valley Farm
    • Construction of a new vehicle turning area on the north side of the eastbound carriageway, and installation of a new a deceleration lane on the right side of the westbound carriageway to allow traffic to turn from west to eastbound
    • U-turn ban preventing traffic turning from eastbound carriageway to the west
    • Installation of signage to reflect these changes
    • Update of road markings as needed, including addition of solar powered road studs
    • When complete, westbound traffic will be able to make a right turn onto the moor and U-turn to the east
  • Bowes Moor Hotel
    • U-turn ban preventing traffic turning from the eastbound carriageway to the westbound carriageway
    • Right-turn ban preventing westbound traffic turning north
    • Installation of signage to reflect these changes
    • Investigating the potential to close the field access on the northern side of the A66
    • Update of road markings as needed, including solar powered road studs
    • There is an existing No U-turn from the westbound which will remain
  • Coach and Horses
    • Installation of signage
    • Update of road markings as needed
    • U-turns in both directions are possible at this gap.
  • Vale House Farm
    • Right-turn ban preventing westbound traffic turning north
    • Installation of signage and replacement of road markings
    • Investigating the potential to close the field access on the northern side of the A66
    • Update of road markings as needed
    • There is an existing No U-turn from the westbound which will remain
    • Eastbound traffic can turn U-turn to the westbound at this gap.
  • Blue Cap Hall
    • Installation of a deceleration lane on the right side of the eastbound carriageway to facilitate right turns to the south
    • Installation of improved signage
    • Update of road markings as needed, including solar powered road studs
    • There is an existing No U-turn from the eastbound which will remain
    • Westbound traffic can turn U-turn to the eastbound at this gap.
  • East Pasture End
    • U-turn ban preventing traffic turning from the eastbound carriageway to the westbound carriageway
    • Right-turn ban preventing eastbound traffic turning south
    • Installation of signage to reflect these changes
    • Update of road markings
    • Westbound traffic can turn U-turn to the eastbound at this gap.
  • Mount Pleasant
    • Right-turn ban preventing westbound traffic turning north
    • Installation of signage to reflect these changes
    • Update of road marking as needed, including solar powered road studs
    • Movements from the accesses on the north and south will not be impacted
    • There is an existing No U-turn from the westbound which will remain
    • Eastbound traffic can turn U-turn to the westbound at this gap.
  • Bowes Snow Gates
    • Right-turn ban preventing eastbound traffic turning south
    • Installation of improved signage
    • Update of road markings as needed
    • There is an existing No U-turn from the eastbound which will remain
    • Westbound traffic can turn U-turn to the eastbound at this gap.

 

How are we doing it?

We are still making detailed designs for this work, settling required land purchase and responding to concerns from the public.  However, we expect the scheme to start construction in the next 12 months and anticipate only needing lane closures.

If you wish to discuss the scheme further, please contact National Highways at A66CumbriatoBowesGaps@HighwaysEngland.co.uk

As part of our ongoing maintenance, we need to renew the boundary fence on the A66M.  

We are currently working with land owners to try and gain access to the boundary fence from their land to minimise disruption to all road users but also to reducing the need to remove vegetation, protecting the biodiversity as much as possible.  

Work will start later in the Autumn.

We are currently developing a scheme to renew the safety barrier and street lighting on the A66 between Little Burdon and Long Newton as they are nearing the end of their serviceable life.  We also need to carry out drainage repairs near the bridge at Sadberge. 

To do this work safely, we will need to use a combination of full closures between 8pm-6am and lane closures.  Speed restrictions and layby closures will be in place 24hrs-a-day.  We expect to start the project in August 2022 and for it to take approximately 4 months.

Access will be maintained during periods of full closure for businesses and residents which are only accessible from the A66. 

Diversions will take drivers along the A67, with local diversions to maintain access to properties.

Please get in touch regarding any access requirements you may have.

What are we doing and when?

We are constructing a new emergency refuge area on the M1 northbound J30-31. Completing this work will mean safer journeys for customers. 

We plan to start work on Sunday 3 July and aim to complete by October 2022. We'll be working overnight between 9pm and 6am, Monday to Friday; if traffic numbers are low, we may start earlier. 

We cannot complete this work in harsh weather, if there are any changes we will keep customers updated. In case of any delay, we may also need to work overnight at weekends to complete the work on time. 

To carry out the work safely, we'll be closing lane 1 between junction 30 and junction 31 for the full duration of the work. 

We are mindful that this may extend journey time, we kindly ask customers to leave extra time for their journeys.

It is possible that our large machinery will cause noise pollution. We aim to keep noise to a minimum and complete works that will cause the most disruption before midnight. 

We’re renewing the waterproofing on two bridges that carry the M62 over Tingley Interchange, in both directions; this essential work protects the bridge joints and structure from rainwater damage, reducing the need for emergency repairs in the future. We need to do this work now avoiding winter as we can’t waterproof in wet weather.

We plan to carry out this work in two phases; this is because we want to wait until the M62 Concrete Barrier Renewal work at junction 27 (eastbound) finishes.

We plan to work overnight at the weekend starting on the westbound carriageway first

  • Friday 5 August – Monday 8 August 8pm to 6am each night. 
  • Friday 12 August – Monday 15 August 8pm to 6am each night
  • Friday 19 August – Monday 22 August 8pm – 6am each night (contingency
    weekend)

For phase 2 we plan to close the eastbound carriageway after the concrete barrier work
at junction 27 has completed.

  • Friday 23 September – Monday 26 September 8pm – 6am each night
  • Friday 30 September – Monday 3 October 8pm – 6am each night
  • Friday 7 October – Monday 10 October 8pm – 6am each night (contingency
    weekend)

Closures and diversions

During the day over these weekends, we will keep the M62 open using 2 narrow lanes and a 50mph advisory speed limit over Tingley Interchange. During overnight closures, a fully signed diversion will be in place. This has been agreed in advance with police and the local authority.

  • Local traffic will be diverted onto the local road network at Tingley roundabout
  • Motorway traffic will use the exit slip road, onto Tingley roundabout and
    the M62 entry slip road to re-join the motorway.

To reduce disruption for customers, we will not work over the August bank holiday weekend (26 -29 August).

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We cannot complete this work in harsh weather; if there are any changes, we will keep you updated on our website and social media channels. In case of any delay, we may also need to work during the day at weekends to complete the work on time.

We are mindful that this work, combined with other projects close by in south Leeds, may cause delay and disruption. We have worked across all projects to minimise the impact on customers as much as we can, but we need to advise that there will be delays. Where possible, customers should plan for longer journeys or choose another route if one is available.

Once the work at Tingley Interchange is complete, we aim to start the next phase of central reservation replacement between junctions 28 to 29 of the M62.

We apologise in advance to customers who may be affected and thank you for your
patience while this essential work is completed

We are carrying out essential maintenance work on the M62 slip roads at Lofthouse, junction 29. 

We’re renewing waterproofing on the slip roads; completing this work will protect the road structure reducing the need for emergency work in the future.  

We plan to carry this work over two full weekends from Friday at 8pm until Monday at 6am.  

We aim to start work on the northwest slip road first on Friday 5th August – Monday 8 August, switching to the northeast slip road on Friday 12 August – Monday 15 August.  

We cannot complete this work in wet weather; in case of any delay, we will work the weekend of 19 August – 22 August as a contingency.

If there are any changes, we will keep you updated here and on our social media channels. 

Closures and diversions 

During work we will fully close the slip roads over each weekend from 8pm on Friday to 6am on Monday.  

Northwest slip closure – traffic will divert southbound to junction 41 and back onto the M1 to re-join the northbound carriageway.  
Northeast slip closure – traffic will divert southbound to junction 41 and back onto the M1 to re-join the northbound carriageway. Local traffic can access the M62 (tunnel) westbound to junction 28, M62 eastbound. 

We thank you in advance for your patience while this essential work is completed.

We’re resurfacing the M62 junction 33 - junction 34 in both directions (but not at the same time), completing this work will mean smoother and safer journeys for customers. 

We plan to start work on Monday 18 July and aim to complete by Friday 26 August. We’ll be working overnight between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday; if traffic numbers are low, we may start earlier.  

We cannot complete this work in harsh weather; if there are any changes, we will keep you updated on this website. In case of delay, we may also need to work overnight at weekends to complete the resurfacing on time.

To carry out this work safely we will first close the eastbound carriageway overnight (8pm until 6am) Monday to Friday, then switch to the westbound carriageway (8pm until 6am) Monday to Friday, to complete the work.

During overnight closures, a fully signed diversion will be in place. This has been agreed in advance with police and the local authority.

  • Eastbound traffic will exit from at junction 33 (Ferrybridge) onto A1246, A645 & A19 (Eggborough) re-joining the M62 at junction 34. 
  • Westbound traffic will exit M62 junction 34, onto A19 (Eggborough), A645, A1246 re-joining the M62 at junction 33 (Ferrybridge).

During the day, the carriageway will be open to traffic in both directions.

We are mindful that the diversion for motorway traffic will extend journey times; we kindly ask haulage and logistics customers to follow this route whenever possible to avoid restrictions on local roads and noise issues in residential areas.

We apologise in advance to customers on the diversion route who may experience increased traffic overnight; we thank you in advance for your patience while this essential work is completed.

Keep updated on this work by following @HighwaysYorks on Twitter. You can also find us on Facebook – National Highways Yorkshire

We’re replacing the central barrier on the M62 between junction 30 and 31 as the structure has reached the end of its working life; completing this work will mean safer journeys for customers.   

We plan to start work on Monday 4 July and aim to complete by Friday 26 August. We’ll be working during the day between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.  

To set up and then take down the traffic management we’ll need four overnight closures on the M62 at the start and end of the work, in both directions 

During the rest of the work the M62 will remain open in both directions; for the safety of our people and customers, 24/7 narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on both the eastbound and westbound carriageways.  

During overnight closures, fully signed diversions will be in place. These have been agreed in advance with police and the local authority.  

  • Local traffic – eastbound will be diverted via the M62 Junction 30 onto the A642 (Wakefield Road), A639 (Methley Lane and Barnsdale Road) onto Willowbridge Lane/Whitwood Common Lane before re-joining the M62 at junction 31.  
  • Local traffic - westbound will follow the same route as above in reverse leaving the M62 at junction 31 and re-joining at junction 30.  
  • Motorway traffic - eastbound including HGVs – will divert at M62 junction 29 for the M1, A63, A1 and M1 re-joining the M62 at junction 32a Ferrybridge.  
  • Motorway traffic - westbound including HGVs – will divert at M62 junction 32a for the A1, A63 and M1 re-joining the M62 at junction 29 Lofthouse.  

Please visit our dedicated Ouse Bridge page for the latest information. 

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