A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement
Part of our programme of improvements (value >10m)
Temporary Road Works in September 2014
A series of temporary road works will continue throughout September in conjunction with the main construction works. There will be various overnight lane closures on the A1 and two way traffic lights on local roads.
A 50mph speed limit plus narrow lanes will be in place on the A1 until the completion of the scheme. For more information please visit the Journey Impact Page.
Made Orders (Scotch Corner to Barton) published on 23 August 2014
Further to the recent announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government into the February 2014 Public Inquiry, the Secretary of State for Transport has decided to make these Orders. The made Orders are open for high court objection between 23 August 2014 and 3 October 2014, further information regarding the objection process is documented in the public notices. Copies of the made Orders documents are available under the Publications tab.
Secretary of State for Transport and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announces the decision relating to the public inquiry held for the A1 Scotch Corner to Barton - June 2014
The Secretary of States decision letter and Inspectors report are available on the GOV.UK website.
Made Orders (Catterick Lane / Tunstall Road) published on 26 June 2014
Further to the publication of draft Orders 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 Secretary of State for the Department of Transport has decided to make this Order. The made Orders are open for high court objection between 26 June 2014 and 06 August 2014, further information regarding the objection process is documented in the Public Notices. Copies of the made Orders 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.
When and where is this happening?
Main construction works are now underway on the A1 between Leeming A1(M) junction 51 and A1 Scotch Corner junction in North Yorkshire. 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.
The section between A1 Scotch Corner junction and Barton A1(M) junction 56 is subject to statutory procedures.
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 September.
A 50mph speed limit plus narrow lanes will be in place until the completion of the scheme.
|Date||Duration||Details||Allow an Extra|
|02/05/14 to 31/03/2017||24 hours||A1 northbound between junction 51 (Leeming) and Scotch Corner junction - 50mph speed limit with average speed camera detection and narrow lanes in various locations.||5 mins|
|06/05/2014 for 18 months||24 hours||Tunstall Road to Catterick Lane Link Road full closure||10 mins|
|01/06/2014 to 31/03/2017||24 hours||A1 southbound between Scotch Corner junction and junction 51 (Leeming) - 50mph speed limit with average speed camera detection and narrow lanes in various locations.||5 mins|
|12/07/2014 to 31/03/2017||24 hours||Catterick North junction southbound entry slip road on to A1 southbound permanent closure||10 mins|
|20/08/2014 to 30/01/2015||24 hours||Station Road, Brompton on Swale - two way temporary traffic lights for site construction works.||N/A|
|20/08/2014 to 31/01/2015||24 hours||Bridge Road, Brompton on Swale - two way temporary traffic lights for site construction works.||N/A|
|26/08/2014 to 31/03/2017||24 hours||Scurragh House Lane from the junction with the A1 southbound permanent closure. (diversion to/from Moulton via Scotch Corner junction and Middleton Tyas) (diversion to/from Morris Grange and local residents via the new link road)||5 mins|
|29/08/2014||8pm to 6am (Overnight)||A1 northbound lane 1 closure between Scotch Corner to junction 56 (Barton)||N/A|
|29/08/2014||8pm to 6am (overnight)||A1 southbound lane 1 closure between Catterick South junction and junction 51 (Leeming)||N/A|
|29/08/2014 to 05/09/2014||24 hours||A1 northbound and southbound hardshoulder closures between Scotch Corner to junction 56 (Barton)||N/A|
|01/09/2014 to 05/09/2014||7am to 7pm (week days)||Tunstall Road two way temporary traffic lights for heavy plant crossing||N/A|
|01/09/2014 to 05/09/2014||8pm to 6am (Overnight)||A1 southbound lane 1 closure between junction 56 (Barton) to Scotch Corner||N/A|
|01/09/2014 to 05/09/2014||8pm to 6am (overnight)||A1 northbound lane 1 closure Catterick Central junction (new) to Scotch Corner||N/A|
|01/09/2014 to 04/09/2014||8pm to 6am (overnight)||A1 northbound lane 1 closure junction 51 (Leeming) to Bowbridge Lane||N/A|
|08/09/2014||8pm to 6am (overnight)||Catterick North junction southbound exit slip - Overnight Road Closure||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.
- A1(M) Leeming to Barton Diversion Route Map 1 (121KB PDF)
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
For single lane closures the roads will remain open, so no diversion route is required.
|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 statutory process|
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