A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement
Part of our programme of improvements (value >10m)
Draft Orders (Catterick Lane / Tunstall Road) published on 17 April 2014
Draft orders have been published for an alternative alignment to the ‘2013 Made Orders’ scheme for the local road network in the vicinity of the Catterick Lane / Tunstall Road junction. The draft orders are open for objection between 17 April 2014 and 28 May 2014, further information regarding the objection process is documented in the public notices. Copies of the draft orders documents are available under Publications.
Temporary Road Works in April 2014
A series of temporary road works will take place in April, in preparation for the main construction works starting. There will be various overnight lane closures on the A1 and two way traffic lights on local roads in April.From 4 April there will be overnight closures on the A1 between Catterick North and Catterick South junctions, reducing to 50mph and narrow lanes during the Easter period. Please visit the Journey Impact Page.
Start of Works
A start of works exhibition was held at Catterick Racecourse on Friday 21 March 2014 and on Saturday 22 March 2014 .
Made Orders (Leeming to Scotch Corner) published on 21 November 2013
Orders for the section between Leeming and Scotch Corner were made in October 2013.
Copies of the Made Orders documents are available under Publications.
Public Inquiry for Draft Supplementary Orders (Scotch Corner to Barton section) in February 2014
- The Inquiry for the draft supplementary Orders, published on 18 July 2013, for the Scotch Corner to Barton section is now closed.
- The Planning Inspectorate report will be published as soon as it is available.
- Copies of the Public Inquiry deposit documents are available under Publications.
What is happening?
In December 2012 the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his Autumn Statement to Parliament announcing the decision to proceed with the remaining section of the A1 Dishforth to Barton scheme, between Leeming and Barton. We are now developing the design of this section of the A1.
When and where is this happening?
Preparation for main construction works are now underway on the A1 between Leeming A1(M) junction 51 and Barton A1(M) junction 56 in North Yorkshire. The temporary traffic regulation order comes into force on 3 April 2014 allowing us to install traffic management, including reduced speed limits and narrow lanes, on the A1. The first section of the A1 to have traffic management installed will be between Catterick North and Catterick South junctions.
Why is this happening and what will it cost?
The 12 mile section of the A1 between Leeming and Barton carries between 59,000 to 69,000 vehicles per day. It has poor alignment with many side road junctions, farms and field accesses. The accident rate is broadly in line with the national average for older dual carriageways, but the severity ratio is significantly higher. Incidents often lead to full closure of the route with lengthy diversions. This is the only section of non-motorway on the strategic M1/A1(M) route between London and Newcastle.
The estimated final outturn of £380 million was approved by the Secretary of State in January 2014 prior to the start of construction in March 2014.
How will the scheme be carried out?
The A1 Leeming to Barton upgrade will replace the existing dual carriageway with a new three lane motorway. It will also include the provision of a new Local Access Road alongside the new motorway, improving safety for local traffic from the surrounding communities. Access to the strategic road network will be via a new grade separated junction at Catterick and an improved junction at Scotch Corner.
What are the benefits?
The primary objective of the project is to improve safety and to improve journey time reliability between London and major urban centres in the north of England and Scotland.
How do I find out more information ?
More information will be posted on this project page as it becomes available. You can subscribe to be alerted when updates are made.
If you have any queries about this project you should contact the Highways Agency Information Line by emailing email@example.com or calling 0300 123 5000.
Email us at: A1LeemingtoBarton@highways.gsi.gov.uk
Write to us at: A1 Leeming to Barton Project Team, Major Projects North, Highways Agency, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2WD (telephone 0161 930 5759)
Or at: A1 Leeming to Barton Site Office, Leases Farm Quarry, Leases Bridge, Leeming Bar, Northallerton, DL8 1DU
Will there be roadworks?
There will be various overnight lane closures on the A1 and two way traffic lights on local roads in April.
During April there will be overnight closures on the A1 between Catterick North and Catterick South junctions, reducing to 50mph and narrow lanes during the Easter period.
|Date||Duration||Details||Allow an Extra|
|27/03/2014 to 16/04/2014||8pm to 6am weekdays only||Closure of A1 lane 2 northbound between Catterick South junction and Catterick North junction for installation of traffic management equipment||N/A|
|07/04/2014 to 16/04/2014||8pm to 6am||Closure of A1 southbound between Catterick North junction and Catterick South junction for installation of traffic management equipment. A diversion route will be signed via A6136||3 to 4 minutes|
|07/04/2014 to 16/04/2014||8pm to 6am weekdays only||Closure of A1 lane 2 northbound between Catterick South junction and Catterick North junction for installation of traffic management equipment||N/A|
|10/04/2014 to 31/03/2017||24 hours||Both directions of the A1 between Catterick North and Catterick South junctions-Narrow Lanes with 50mph speed limit with Average Speed Camera detection||N/A|
|12/04/2014 to16/04/2014||8pm to 6am||A1 Northbound lane closures Catterick South to Catterick junctions||N/A|
|14/04/2014 to 15/04/2014||8pm to 6am weekdays only||Closure of A1 lane 1 southbound between Catterick North junction and Barton junction for surveying||N/A|
|14/04/2014 to 16/04/2014||9am to 4pm||Bridge Road Two way temporary traffic lights for Site access construction||N/A|
|14/04/2014 to 16/04/2014||9am to 4pm||A6108 Two way temporary traffic lights for Site access construction||N/A|
|14/04/2014 to 25/04/2014||Weekdays only between 9am and 4pm||Middleton Tyas Lane Two way temporary traffic lights||N/A|
|14/04/2014 to 11/05/2014||Weekdays between 9pm to 4am(Overnight)||A1 Southbound closed Catterick North to Catterick South junctions (Diversion via A6136 Catterick Village) It is to undertake temporary widening of the southbound carriageway into the cental reserve prior to the new construction work commencing to the east of the A1.||N/A|
|22/04/2014 to 23/04/2014||9am to 4pm||Leases West Roundabout.Outer lane of roundabout closure||N/A|
|22/04/2014 to 25/04/2014||9am to 4pm||Station Road Two way temporary traffic lights for Site access construction.||N/A|
|22/04/2014 to 11/05/2014||8pm to 6am||A1 Northbound lane closures Catterick South to Catterick junctions||N/A|
How will you manage traffic?
Two way traffic lights are temporary.
Where lane closures are required we will use traffic cones and temporary speed limits where appropriate.
Traffic management equipment may include narrow lanes, road cones, reduced speed limits, CCTV and cameras.
Will there be diversions?
Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place for road closures.
For single lane closures the roads will remain open, so no diversion route is required.
|Detailed design||January 2013 to March 2014|
|Public Inquiry for supplementary draft Orders (Scotch Corner to Barton section)||4 February 2014|
|Start of works exhibition at Catterick Racecourse||Friday 21st March 2014 and Saturday 22nd March 2014|
|Start of construction works (Leeming to Scotch Corner section)||March 2014|
|Middleton Tyas-Scurragh House Lane. Local access road improvements||Spring/Summer 2014|
|Leeming Junction to Bowbridge Lane. Local access road improvements||Spring 2014-Autumn 2014|
|Catterick-Brompton. Earthworks and A1 mainline improvements||Spring 2014-Spring 2017|
|A1 mainline improvements-Leeming Junction to Leases Lane Northbound||Summer 2014-Summer 2015|
|Local Access Road Crossing at Lords Lane. New bridge construction||Autumn 2014-Winter 2015|
|Sowber Hill Farm. New accommodation bridge construction||Autumn 2014-Summer 2015|
|Construction of new Tunstall Bridge. Construction of Tunstall Bridge||Autumn 2014-Summer 2015|
|A6108 Richmond Road. New roundabout open||Spring/Summer 2015|
|Brompton North and Bormpton South Bridges.Brompton North and South.Bridge replacement||Summer 2015|
|A1 mainline improvements-Leeming Junction to Leases Lane Southbound||Summer 2015-Spring 2016|
|Local Access Road-Catterick North to Scotch Corner. Local access road improvements||Summer 2015-Winter 2015/2016|
|Catterick Central Junction. New Catterick Central Junction open||Autumn/Winter 2015|
|A6136 Fort Overbridge replacement||Autumn 2015-Winter 2016/2017|
|Scotch Corner junction improvements||Autumn/Winter 2015|
|Catterick South Juction.Catterick South junction closure||Spring 2016|
|Leases Lane to Catterick Central Junction. New off line motorway section open||Spring/Summer 2016|
|Scotch Corner to Barton||Subject to Public Inquiry|
A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement - Public Exhibition Materials - February 2013
Copies of the draft orders for the Catterick Lane / Tunstall Road alternative.
Public Inquiry Notice to Hold a Public Inquiry
Public Inquiry Notice of alternative routes for A1 Leeming to Barton(Scotch Corner to Barton section)
Public Inquiry Notice to submit Alternative routes for A1 Leeming to Barton (Scotch Corner to Barton section)
Made Orders (Leeming to Scotch Corner section) - 21 November 2013
A1 Leeming to Barton - Deposit documents for Public Inquiry (Scotch Corner to Barton section)
Decision letter stating the positive decision regarding the A1 Leeming to Barton improvement scheme and agreement to publish the draft orders for the Leeming to Scotch Corner section
Notice of intent to hold a Public Inquiry for the A1 Leeming to Barton (Scotch Corner to Barton section)
Links to all documents (excluding the Environmental Assessment Report) and public notices published on 18 July 2013 for the draft supplementary Orders (Scotch Corner to Barton section).
A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement - Scheme Plan