A1 Morpeth - Ellingham

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Scheme Outline

Scheme details

Timescale
2016-2020
Status
In planning or on hold
Type
Upgrade to existing road for use by all traffic
Cost
£ 290m
Authority
Highways England
Region: North East
Finance
Central Government
Length
54 km
34 miles

Upgrade of existing single and dual carriageway A1 between Morpeth and Ellingham north of Alnwick in Northumberland to dual two-lane "Expressway" standard throughout, with grade-separated junctions.

Safety and performance enhancements will also be made to the section of the A1 north of Ellingham, including three new sections of climbing lane and safety measures to five right-turn junctions. There will also be a range of other safety enhancements for non-motorised road users.

This scheme was previously listed as A1 Morpeth-Alnwick.

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Progress

16 September 2010 A news item on the DfT website details a proposal to designate 65 miles of the A1 between Newcastle and the Scottish Border (including Morpeth to Alnwick) as a Strategic National Corridor. Under this proposal, funding for future developments would come from the national budget, controlled by the Secretary of State, instead of the regional funding allocation. The consultation period ends on 10 December 2010.
24 May 2011 In a ministerial statement released today, the Minister for Regional and Local Transport has confirmed that the A1 from Newcastle to the Scottish Border will become a Strategic National Corridor. While this is an acknowledgement of the road's importance, it does not necessarily guarantee funding for future improvements.
12 January 2015

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More information

Official website
Highways England: A1 Morpeth to Felton Dualling
News story
Gov.uk: Major roads investment in the north east and Yorkshire

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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 Peter Brookes and Michael Pritchard for information on this page.

This scheme was last updated on 16 January 2015.