A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement
Part of our programme of improvements (value >10m)
Temporary Road Works in February/March 2014
A series of temporary road works will take place in February/March 2014. Please visit the Journey Impact Page.
Start of Works
Construction work on the section between Leeming and Scotch Corner will begin in early 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?
Works are now underway on the A1 between Leeming A1(M) junction 51 and Barton A1(M) junction 56 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 project cost estimate is £314 million.
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 9305759)
Or at: A1D2B Site Office, Leases Farm Quarry, Leases Bridge, Leeming Bar, Northallerton, DL8 1DU
Will there be roadworks?
Yes, during the detailed design phase roadworks will be needed for ground investigation works, drainage works, surveys and inspections on the A1 and A1(M) and some local access roads.
|Date||Duration||Details||Allow an Extra|
|04/03/2014||9am to 4pm||Two way traffic lights on Tunstall Road for plant crossing||N/A|
|24/02/2014 to 28/02/2014||10am to 3pm||Two way traffic lights on Catterick Road for site clearance and construction of an access||N/A|
|28/02/2014 to 04/03/2014||Weekdays only between 9am and 4pm||Two way traffic lights on Catterick Lane for plant crossing preparation||N/A|
|07/03/2014 to 14/03/2014||Weekdays only between 9am and 4pm||Two way traffic lights westbound on Bridge Road for construction site access||N/A|
|20/03/2014 to 28/03/2014||Weekdays only between 9am and 4pm||Two way traffic lights westbound on Station Road for construction site access||N/A|
|03/03/2014 to 07/03/2014||24 hours||Verge works for plant crossing at Little Holtby and Holtby Hall||N/A|
|03/03/2014 to 07/03/2014||9am to 4pm||Two way traffic lights westbound on Middleton Tyas Lane for access preparation||N/A|
|03/03/2014||8pm to 6am||Lane 1 closure on A1 southbound for spoil removal||N/A|
|04/03/2014||9am to 4pm||Two way traffic lights on Station Road for surveys||N/A|
|04/03/2014||9am to 4pm||Two way traffic lights on Bridge Road for surveys||N/A|
|07/04/2014||10am to 3pm||Two way traffic lights on Catterick Road for surveys||N/A|
How will you manage traffic?
Minimum delays are expected.
Will there be diversions?
The roads will remain open, so no diversion is required at this time.
|Detailed design||January 2013 to March 2014|
|Public Inquiry for supplementary draft Orders (Scotch Corner to Barton section)||4 February 2014|
|Start of construction works (Leeming to Scotch Corner section)||March 2014|
A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement - Public Exhibition Materials - February 2013
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