A1 Birtley to Coal House

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Scheme Outline

Scheme details

Timescale
After 2020
Status
In planning or on hold
Type
Upgrade to existing road for use by all traffic
Cost
Unknown
Authority
Highways England
Region: North East
Finance
Central Government
Length
4 km
2 miles

The scheme involves widening the existing A1 between J65 (Birtley) and J67 (Coal House), near Gateshead, to provide three lanes each way. In order to accommodate the wider carriageway, the Allerdene bridge over the East Coast main line (between J66-67) will be replaced.

The aims of the scheme are to reduce congestion and improve safety. It follows the earlier A1 Coal House to Metro Centre scheme which provided a third lane on the section immediately to the north.

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Progress

5 September 2016 Public consultation events will be held on 9 and 10 September 2016.

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More information

Official website
Highways England: A1 Birtley to Coal House

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Other schemes on the A1

CBRD also has details on the following road schemes happening on the A1.

With thanks to Michael Pritchard for information on this page.

This scheme was last updated on 6 September 2016.