A1 Coal House to Metro Centre Improvement

Scheme outline

Widening the existing A1 dual carriageway west of Gateshead from two to three lanes in each direction, and constructing parallel link roads between the Lobley Hill and Gateshead Quays junctions for local traffic. The aims of this scheme are to increase capacity, improve safety, and reduce congestion on a section of the Gateshead western bypass.

This scheme replaces the earlier A1 Lobley Hill to Dunston scheme, which was more limited in scope.

Construction began on 26 August 2014.

This scheme was completed in and we're no longer accepting updates or changes to this page.

Timescale
2014-2016
Cost
£
61m
Status
Completed
Type
Other upgrade
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
Funding
Central Government

Progress

This scheme has been completed and CBRD is no longer accepting progress updates.
26 July 2016

The official opening of the scheme took place on 7 July 2016.

More information

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With thanks to Michael Pritchard for information on this page.