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Will you be affected by the overnight A1 closures in Gateshead?

The A1 motorway near Gateshead. Photo: PA

Sections of the A1 in Gateshead will be closed overnight from this evening, July 20th.

Works to install drainage systems on the A1 between junctions 67-73 in Gateshead are planned for six-nights.

Will you be affected?

Monday 20 July:

  • The northbound A1 will be closed from junction 67 (Coalhouse) to junction 73 (Derwenthaugh) between 8pm until 6am.
  • The southbound A1 will also be closed from junction 69 (Gateshead Quays A184) to junction 67 (Coalhouse) between 8pm until 6am.
  • The A184 westbound full carriageway closure between 8pm until 6am.

Tuesday 21 July:

  • The northbound A1 will be closed from junction 67 (Coalhouse) to junction 69 (Gateshead Quays A184) between 8pm until 6am.
  • The southbound A1 will also be closed from junction 68 (Lobley Hill) to junction 67 (Coalhouse) between 8pm until 6am.

Wednesday 22 July until Friday 25 July:

  • The northbound A1 will be closed from junction 67 (Coalhouse) to junction 69 (Gateshead Quays A184) between 8pm until 6am.
  • The northbound A1 will be closed from junction 68 (Lobley Hill) to junction 67 (Coalhouse) between 8pm until 6am.
  • Friday 25 July until Saturday 26 July:
  • The A184 westbound full carriageway will be closed between 8pm until 6am.

The closures will take place as work continues on the £61 million A1 Coal House to Metro Centre improvement scheme.

Once the scheme is complete, almost 4 miles of the A1 will be widened to 3 lanes in both directions from the Coal House junction up to the Metro Centre junction.

Work is expected to be completed by Spring 2016.