A1 Improvement Scheme

A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement Scheme: phased opening

The third and final phase of a major upgrade to the A1 to motorway standard between Leeming and Barton has opened to traffic.

The three mile section of the A1 from junction 52 at Catterick to two miles south of Scotch Corner interchange has become a three-lane motorway. The speed restrictions have been lifted and drivers will benefit from the extra capacity and improved road information to help keep traffic flowing smoothly.

If you would like any further information please don’t hesitate to visit our scheme webpage at www.highways.gov.uk/A1leemingtobarton, contact a member of our Project Team by calling 01677 932 348 or email us at a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk.

(29/03/2018

Permanent Closure of Catterick North Southbound Exit Slip Road (Gatherley Road)

As an update, we are also looking to close the southbound exit slip road at Catterick North Bridge on Wednesday evening.

Any traffic travelling towards Brompton-on-Swale will now need to :

  • Leave the A1 at Scotch Corner and continue south on the new local access road
  • Leave the A1 at Junction 52 (Catterick) and cross Fort Bridge

A1L2B-B-01-2076 – Catterick North – Southbound Exit Slip Road (1)

(10/01/2018) 

Weekly Cascade Map
Carilion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture have now introduced a weekly cascade to keep us all informed of updates, please see latest document below:

Weekly Cascade Map WC 23rd April
Weekly Cascade Map WC 16th April
Weekly Cascade Map WC 9th April
Weekly Cascade Map WC 2nd April
 A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement Scheme: phased opening

From Friday 22 September, the southern section between junction 51 at Leeming and junction 52 at Catterick will become a three-lane motorway and the current speed restrictions will be lifted. Drivers will benefit from the extra capacity and improved road information to help keep traffic flowing smoothly on the six mile section between Leeming and Catterick.

By opening this section ahead of the remaining length we are able to release the benefits of the scheme to our road users as well as reducing the remaining length of roadworks. Over the autumn period our focus will concentrate on the remainder of the project including completing the local access road between Scotch Corner and Brompton-on-Swale and opening the new Fort Bridge. This will lead us to our next major milestones which will be the opening of the motorway between Scotch Corner interchange and junction 56 Barton and Catterick junction to Scotch Corner in winter 2017/18.

For further awareness, we have encountered some challenges with the embankment stabilisation. Complicated ground conditions have impacted on the method used to stabilise the embankment near the River Swale. This has resulted in an extension to the planned completion date. Highways England is working with contractors to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

Once finished, the full scheme between Leeming and Barton will complete the missing link of motorway between London and Newcastle, using the M1 and A1 (M), as well as improving journey times and increasing safety. When fully open, journey times between Leeming and Barton are expected to be reduced by approximately 20 per cent.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued patience and support whilst we deliver our works. 

I hope you find this information useful however if you would like any further information please don’t hesitate to visit our scheme webpage at www.highways.gov.uk/A1leemingtobarton, contact a member of our Project Team by calling 01677 932 348 or email us at a1leemingtobarton@highwaysengland.co.uk.

(26.09.2017)

 

A1 Upgrade – The Complete Picture

Are you curious to see what the A1 will look like when the upgrade is complete. Click on the links below to see the maps of the final plan.

Scheme Layout – 1 of 2

Scheme Layout – 2 of 2

 

Link to Highways website

www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/a1-leeming-to-barton-improvement

 

4 thoughts on “A1 Improvement Scheme

  1. Can you post me picture of how it will all look once it’s complete? It’ll be useful to know where all the roads and bridges link up when it’s all complete.

    1. I only have a map on paper which is extremely large of how everything should look once complete. I am sure there is probably something on the Highways England website although at this present moment I cannot find it. I will contact A1L2B to find out if they can point me in the right direction. Perhaps you could take a look at their website too and if you find it let me know. If I there is something available I will put it on the website.

      Regards

      Shireen Rudge
      Clerk to Brompton-on-Swale Parish Council

  2. Hi, I’ve just been reading the newsletter and looking at the plans above and I’m still a little confused! Is the access to the A1 north to be permanently closed? If so, where will the access be?

    1. Hi Nicola
      There will be no access to the A1 North at Gatherley Road, similarly there will be no exit from the A1 South onto Gatherley Road. There are a couple of ways that you could get onto the A1 North from Brompton. Firstly there will be an exit from Gatherley Road (where you currently join the A1 North) onto the Local Access Road. The LAR runs virtually parallel with the A1 and you will be able to travel North and South on this road. You would access it at Gatherley Road and travel north to Scotch Corner where you will then be able to join the A1. The other option to join the A1 would be to use the new Fort Bridge (when it has been put in place) and get onto the A1 via the new Catterick Central Junction.

      If you would like to have a look at a map you would be most welcome. you can contact me, the Parish Clerk, by email or telephone.

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