A1 Improvement Scheme

Scotch Corner Surfacing Works

Our team will surfacing works on the Scotch Corner Junction.  It will consist of three separate phases of works, allowing us to access the different parts of the junction e.g.

  • Phase 1 – surfacing on the north-west side of the roundabout, including the A66 approach to the roundabout
  • Phase 2 – surfacing on the south-west side of the roundabout, directly outside the Holiday Inn
  • Phase 3 – surfacing on the two bridges and the eastern side of the roundabout, including the junction on to Middleton Tyas Lane

Our works this evening will form part of Phase 1 and (subject to weather and progress) we will move into phase 2 later this week.

Phase 1 will involve:

  • Traffic lights on the A66, to manage traffic flows around Scotch Corner roundabout – with a convoy in operation
  • Closures of the access from the A6108, Middleton Tyas Lane and the VOSA roundabout on to the junction
  • It will still be possible to leave Scotch Corner Junction and use the A6108 towards Skeeby and Richmond (but not the reverse route)

Phase 1 diversions are as follows:

  • Traffic for Scotch Corner Services and Middleton Tyas will be diverted via Barton Junction and returning south using the local access road and Kneeton Lane
  • Traffic from Scurragh Lane, Skeeby travelling will need to divert through Richmond and Catterick Garrison to join the A1

(02/10/2017)

Scotch Corner Junction – Surfacing Works UPDATE

As an update on surfacing works at Scotch Corner, please note that these are heavily weather dependent.  Recent weather conditions mean that some of the routes that we will be using for diversions still need to be completed including Kneeton Lane and the local access road between Scotch Corner and Brompton-on-Swale.  Please note that any use of the local access road will only be temporary at this stage.

Our first phase will be working on the north west side of the Scotch Corner Roundabout and will require:

  • Traffic lights on the A66, to manage traffic flows around Scotch Corner roundabout
  • Closures of the access from the A6108, Middleton Tyas Lane and the VOSA roundabout on to the junction
  • It will still be possible to leave Scotch Corner Junction and use the A6108 towards Skeeby and Richmond (but not the reverse route)

Diversions will be in place as follows:

  • Traffic for Scotch Corner Services and Middleton Tyas will be diverted via Barton Junction and returning south using the local access road and Kneeton Lane
  • Traffic from Scurragh Lane, Skeeby travelling will need to divert through Richmond and Catterick Garrison to join the A1

Our start date will be confirmed later in the week and at that point daily information will continue until our surfacing works are complete.

(26.09.2017)

Scotch Corner Junction – Surfacing Works

Please find below correspondence relating to surfacing works that will be starting next week at Scotch Corner Junction. 

Works will be on the roundabout itself and will involve a number of traffic management phases.  These will be changing on a frequent basis but will mainly affect the various approaches (e.g. A66 / A6108 and Middleton Tyas Lane). 

A1L2B_B_01_ 1978 Resident letter Scotch Corner Surfacing

(26.09.2017) 

 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 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 enquiries@a1l2b.com.

(27 July 2017)

Catterick Central Junction – Local Access Road

The A1L2B team are currently working to the following timescales (please click on the link below to see a letter confirming the arrangements)

On Friday 21 July it will be possible to use the section of the local access road between Catterick Central Junction and Leeming Lane in both directions.

A1L2B-B-01-1901 – Catterick Central Jn LAR

(Monday 10 July 2017) 

 Closure of the Southbound Exit Slip road at Barton Junction

Please find below correspondence relating to the closure of the Barton Southbound entry slip road.

A1L2B-B-01-1886 – Barton Junction

Diversions will be as follows:

  • Motorway traffic will be north on the A1 / A66 to Stapleton Roundabout and return
  • Non-motorway traffic will be using the new local access road to Scotch Corner

 

(28/10/2016)

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

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 16th October 2017
Weekly Cascade Map wc 09th October 2017
Weekly Cascade Map wc 02nd October 2017
Weekly Cascade Map wc 25th September 2017

See below for fact sheet issued 21 October 2015:

Fact sheet Leeming to Barton improvement

(added 24 October 2015))

 

 

 

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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