A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement Scheme: phased opening
A1L2B plan to open the second phase of the major upgrade to the A1 to motorway from junction 51 Leeming to junction 56 Barton to traffic next week.
From Monday 26 February, a four mile section of the A1 starting 2 miles south of Scotch Corner interchange and continuing to junction 56 Barton will become a three-lane motorway. The current speed restrictions will be lifted and drivers will benefit from the extra capacity and improved road information to help keep traffic flowing smoothly. Weather conditions can sometimes affect our work, but they will do everything possible to get the road open on-time.
By opening this section ahead of the final length they are able to release the benefits of the scheme to our road users as well as reducing the remaining length of roadworks. The focus will now concentrate on the remainder of the project including works on the Scotch Corner interchange and finalising slope work at Fort Bridge. This will lead us to our next major milestone which will be the completion of works at Scotch Corner interchange and opening the final phase of motorway upgrade between junction 52 Catterick running over the River Swale to meet the motorway north of Catterick in March 2018.
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.
If you would like any further information please do not 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catterick North Bridge – Closure 12 to 19 February 2018
From approx 11pm on Monday 12 February until 6am on Monday 19 February 2018, there will be a full closure of Catterick North Bridge.
Closing the bridge will allow A1L2B to complete the north western connection from the bridge onto the new roundabout. During this closure, the signed diversion route will divert traffic from Gatherley Road onto the A1 using Fort Brudge and Junction 52 (Catterick)
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
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:
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 email@example.com.
A1 LEEMING TO BARTON IMPROVEMENT SCHEME
LOCAL ACCESS ROAD – CATTERICK TO JUNCTION 51, LEEMING
On Saturday 29th July 2017, the local access road between junction 52 Catterick and junction 51 Leeming will be available to public traffic. On the same evening, we will also re-open Low Street junction which provides access to and from Kirkby Fleetham, Great Fencote and Little Fencote.
Over the coming weeks, we will need to maintain temporary 30mph speed limits on the local access road. These speed limits will be in place for both the protection of our workforce and the public, as there will be remedial works still on-going. The local access road will not be formally handed over to the local highways authority (North Yorkshire County Council) at this point and will remain part of our scheme for some time.
We would once again like to thank you for being patient with us and for your support for the scheme so far. If you would like to discuss any aspects of our works, please contact our Public Liaison Team on 01677 932 348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(27 July 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.
Link to Highways website