A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement
Part of our programme of improvements (value >10m)
Temporary roadworks in February 2016
A series of temporary road works will continue throughout February in conjunction with the main construction works.
On local roads temporary traffic lights are expected throughout construction of the scheme to help ease congestion around construction works. There are also several overnight closures of local roads and overnight lane closures of the A1 during this month to allow construction activities to take place safely.
For any more information on planned road works that may affect you please visit the journey impact page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0300 123 5000.
Email us at: A1LeemingtoBarton@highwaysengland.co.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 and on the A1 along with 2 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 roadworks 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|
|On-going||24 hours||A1 northbound lane 2 between junction 51 (Leeming) and Catterick South junction – HGV (> 7.5t) enforced restrictions.||N/A|
|On-going||24 hours||Access to A1 at Low street and St. Annes Cross permanently closed||N/A|
|On-going||24 hours||Tunstall Road to Catterick Lane Link Road full closure.||10 mins|
|On-going||24 hours||Catterick South junction northbound exit slip on the A1 northbound permanently closed – diversion via Catterick central junction.||10 mins|
|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|
|12 July 2014 to 31 March 2017||24 hours||Catterick North junction southbound entry slip road on to A1 southbound permanently closed.||10 mins|
|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|
|19 January 2015 to 31 March 2017||24 hours||Leases Lane from junction with the A1 northbound permanently closed. Diversion via Catterick Lane.||5 mins|
|17 August 2015 to 31 March 2017||24 hours||Catterick North junction northbound exit slip permanently closed. Diversion via A1 northbound to Scotch Corner and back to Catterick North on the southbound carriageway - see diversion map 9 below.||10 mins|
|11 November 2015 for 18 months||24 hours||A6136 – Fort Bridge closed for demolition - see diversion map 10 below.||10 mins|
|6 February 2016 to 7 February 2016||8pm to 6am (Overnight)||A1 northbound full closure between Scotch Corner and Barton (Junction 56). Diversion via A66, A67, A688 and A68 – see diversion map 5 below.||50 mins|
|6 February 2016 to 7 February 2016||8pm to 6am (Overnight)||A1 southbound full closure between J56 (Barton) and Scotch Corner. Diversion via A68, A688 and A66 to Scotch Corner – see diversion map 4 below.||50 mins|
|8 February 2016 to 9 February 2016||8pm to 6am (Overnight)||A1 southbound full closure between J56 (Barton) and Scotch Corner. Diversion via A68, A688 and A66 to Scotch Corner – see diversion map 4 below.||30 mins|
|8 February 2016 to 12 February 2016||24 hours||Catterick Lane between Catterick and Catterick Junction South – two way traffic lights.||N/A|
|8 February 2016 to 12 February 2016||8pm to 6am (Overnight)||Catterick Lane closed – diversion via Patrick Brompton.||10 mins|
|8 February 2016 to 12 February 2016||7am to 4pm||Middleton Tyas & Scurragh House Lane – road closure.||N/A|
|8 February 2016 to 12 February 2016||7am to 6pm||LAR Bowbridge Lane – three way traffic lights to enable roadworks.||N/A|
|8 February 2016 to 14 February 2016||24 hours||A6108 at Scotch Corner – three way traffic lights.||N/A|
|8 February 2016 to 14 February 2016||8pm to 6am (Overnight)||A1(M) & A1 northbound full closure between junction 50 (Baldersby) to Scotch Corner (diversion via A168 / A19 to A689) - see diversion map 2 below.||30 mins|
|10 February 2016 to 14 February 2016||8pm to 6am (Overnight)||A1(M) & A1 southbound full closure between Scotch Corner to junction 51 (Leeming) (Diversion via A689 to A19 or A66(M) to A19). Please note the diversion begins at A1(M) junction 60 for journeys to or further south than A1(M) junction 49. There is no through southbound route from Scotch Corner junction to A1(M) junction 49 - see diversion map 2 below.||30 mins|
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.
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 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
Diversion map 5 - diversion route for A1 full closure northbound between Scotch Corner and Barton (J56) junctions
Diversion map 6 - diversion route for the A6108 full closure to/from Skeeby and Scotch Corner.
Diversion map 7 - diversion route for the Catterick North, northbound exit slip closure
Diversion map 8 - diversion route for the A6136 Fort Bridge closure
|Middleton Tyas-Scurragh House Lane. Local access road improvements||Spring 2015|
|Leeming junction to Bowbridge Lane. Local access road improvements||Spring 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||Summer 2015|
|Sowber Hill Farm. New accommodation bridge construction||Winter 2015|
|Construction of new Tunstall Bridge.||Winter 2015|
|A6108 Richmond Road. New roundabout open||Winter 2015|
|Brompton North and Brompton South bridges. Bridge replacement||Summer 2016|
|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|
Professional drivers and the companies that employ them are advised to read this document. Lane 2 restrictions for vehicles over 7.5 tonnes or 6ft 6” wide are in force throughout the A1 Leeming to Barton section
A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement - Tunstall Rod Proposal - start of work materials - March 2014
A1 Leeming to Barton improvement – start of work materials exhibition - March 2014
A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement - Public Exhibition Materials - February 2013
A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement – Inspectors report for Public inquiry
A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement – Secretary of State decision letter
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.
Made Orders (Leeming to Scotch Corner section) - 21 November 2013
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