A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement
Part of our programme of improvements (value >10m)
Temporary Road Works in December 2014/January 2015
A series of temporary road works will continue throughout December and January in conjunction with the main construction works.
During January there will be further full overnight closures of the A1. Full lane closures will take place between 8pm – 6am meaning a reduced impact to journey times. The road will remain open throughout the day with narrow lanes and a temporary speed restriction of 50mph.
On local roads temporary traffic lights are expected throughout construction of the scheme to help ease congestion around construction works.
For any more information on planned road works that may affect you please visit the Journey Impact Page.
Due to the provision of narrow lanes, lane 2 now has restrictions in place for vehicles over 6 feet 6 inches wide and/or heavier than 7.5 tonnes. The width and weight restrictions are varied throughout the roadwork’s, between junction 51 at Leeming Bar and junction 56 at Barton, in both directions. Drivers are asked to observe the signs throughout their journey and adhere to the restrictions.
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.
When and where is this happening?
The temporary traffic regulation order came into force on 3 April 2014 allowing us to install traffic management, including reduced speed limits and narrow lanes, on the A1 between Leeming A1(M) junction 51 and Barton junction 56. Main construction works are now underway between Leeming A1(M) junction 51 and A1 Scotch Corner junction in North Yorkshire.
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?
A series of temporary road works are needed at varying locations and times for the remainder of the construction programme. The temporary works expected include various overnight lane closures on the A1 along with two way temporary traffic lights on local roads. Lane closures (including hard shoulder) are not expected to impact on journey times, as work will take place overnight with the road remaining open throughout the day.
Please note a 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes will be in place until the completion of the scheme.
For more detail on any roadwork’s that may affect your planned journeys please refer to the table below.
|Date||Duration||Details||Allow an Extra|
|On-going||8pm to 6am (Overnight)||Lane closures (including hard shoulders) are required at various locations and times for the remainder of the construction programme. These lane closures are not expected to impact on journey times, as the lane closures will mainly be overnight and the road will remain open.||N/A|
|2 May 2014 to 31 March 2017||24 hours||A1 northbound and southbound between junction 51 (Leeming) and junction 56 (Barton) – 50mph speed limit with average speed camera detection and narrow lanes (width restrictions apply) in various locations.||5 mins|
|6 May 2014 for 18 months||24 hours||Tunstall Road to Catterick Lane Link Road full closure||10 mins|
|12 July 2014 to 31 March 2017||24 hours||Catterick North junction southbound entry slip road on to A1 southbound permanently closed||10 mins|
|20 August 2014 to 30 January 2015||24 hours||Station Road and Bridge Road, Brompton on Swale - two way temporary traffic lights for site construction works||N/A|
|26 August 2014 to 31 March 2017||24 hours||Scurragh House Lane from the junction with the A1 southbound permanently closed. Diversion to/from Moulton via Scotch Corner junction and Middleton Tyas. Diversion to/from Morris Grange and local residents via the new link road – see Diversion map 3 below||5 mins|
|5 September 2014 to 31 March 2017||24 hours||Tunstall Road and Catterick Lane, Catterick - two way temporary traffic lights for heavy plant crossings||N/A|
|17 November 2014 to 31 March 2017||24 hours||Scotch Corner northbound entry slip road – Lay-by permanently closed. Bus Stop has been relocated on A6108||N/A|
|5 January 2015 to 9 January 2015||8pm to 6am (Overnight)||Gatherley Road two way temporary traffic lights for site works.||N/A|
|5 January 2015 to 9 January 2015||8pm to 6am (Overnight)||A1 Southbound exit slip at Catterick North Junction closed.||N/A|
How will you manage traffic?
On local roads temporary two way traffic lights will ease congestions around the A1.
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.
HGV restrictions will be in place between junction 51 at Leeming Bar and junction 56 at Barton, in both directions for vehicles over 6 feet 6 inches wide and/or 7.5 tonnes. Drivers are asked to observe the signs throughout their journey and adhere to the restrictions.
Will there be diversions?
Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place for road closures.
- A1(M) Leeming to Barton Diversion Route Map 1 (121KB PDF)
- A1(M) Leeming to Barton Diversion Route Map 3 - (1MB)
- A1(M) Leeming to Barton Diversion Route Map 4 - (PDF - 670KB)
Diversion Map 1 - Diversion route for A1 full closure northbound and/or southbound between Catterick North and Catterick South junctions
Diversion Map 2 - Diversion route for A1 full closure southbound between Scotch Corner and Leeming (J51) junctions
- Diversion route for A1 full closure northbound between Baldersby (J50) and Scotch Corner junctions
Diversion Map 3 - Diversion route for Scurragh House Lane closure to/from Moulton and Morris Grange Nursing Home.
Diversion Map 4- Diversion route for A1 full closure southbound between Barton (J56) and Scotch Corner junctions.
|Middleton Tyas-Scurragh House Lane. Local access road improvements||Autumn/Winter 2014|
|Leeming junction to Bowbridge Lane. Local access road improvements||Winter 2015|
|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.||Autumn 2014-Summer 2015|
|A6108 Richmond Road. New roundabout open||Spring/Summer 2015|
|Brompton North and Brompton South bridges. Bridge replacement||Summer 2015|
|A1 mainline improvements-Leeming junction to Leases Lane southbound||Summer 2015-Spring 2016|
|Catterick North to Scotch Corner. Local access road improvements||Summer 2015-Winter 2015/2016|
|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 junction closure||Spring 2016|
|Leases Lane to Catterick Central junction. New off line motorway section open||Spring/Summer 2016|
|Scotch Corner to Barton A1 mainline improvements||Autumn 2014 to Spring 2017|
A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement - Public Exhibition Materials - February 2013
Copies of the made Orders for the section of the scheme between Scotch Corner and Barton
Copies of the made 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)
A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement - Scheme Plan