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Autumn Statement: A1 upgrade

The plans will create a continuous motorway standard route from Leeds to Newcastle and London to Newcastle (via M1/A1M). Credit: PA Wire

The Chancellor has announced plans to improve the A1 in North Yorkshire in an effort to reduce journey times by 20%.

A stretch between Leeming and Barton is set to be upgraded from a dual carriageway to a three lane road.

The Treasury claims the £314 scheme could create up to 750 new jobs during the three year construction period and is expected to be complete by 2016/17.

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