Newcastle road closures: nine for motorists to avoid this week

Newcastle's motorists will have nine road closures to avoid nearby on the National Highways network this week.

Road Closed signs. Tuesday May 12th 2020
Road Closed signs. Tuesday May 12th 2020

Newcastle's motorists will have nine road closures to avoid nearby on the National Highways network this week.

And one of them is expected to cause moderate delays – with drivers facing a wait of between 10 and 30 minutes.

The latest expected works list, with notes from National Highways, shows that two closures already in place are expected to carry on this week:

A1, from 8pm April 10 2021 to 6am February 4 2023, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): A1 northbound and southbound, junction 74 Scotswood to junction 79 North Brunton, carriageway closures for major Project carriageway widening.

A1, from 8pm July 18 2022 to 6am March 10 2023, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A1 northbound and southbound, junction 70 Dunston to junction 74 Scotswood - carriageway closure for communications on behalf of Highways England.

And a further seven closures will begin over the next seven days:

A19, from 8pm January 24 to 6am January 25, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A19 northbound and southbound, Fisher lane to Moor farm, Lane closure for drainage works.

A696, from 8pm January 24 to 6am January 25, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A696 eastbound, New Biggin lane to Kenton Bar, Lane closure for sign repairs.

A19, from 8pm January 25 to 6am January 26, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A19 northbound and southbound, Fisher Lane to Moor Farm, Lane closures for drainage works.

A69, from 8pm January 26 to 4am January 27, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A69 North Walbottle - eastbound, road closure just east of North Walbottle overbridge to carry out loop replacement works.

A19, from 8pm January 27 to 6am January 28, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A19 northbound, Killingworth to Moor Farm, Lane closure for drainage works.

A1, from 9.30am January 30 to 3.30pm February 3, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A1 northbound, junction 76 entry slip road lane closure for Horticultural work.

A1, from 8pm February 6 to 6am February 25, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A19/A1 northbound and southbound, Seaton Burn, exit slip road carriageway and lane closure for resurfacing works.

National Highways is responsible for maintaining motorways and major A-roads, so closures of smaller roads will not be included in their schedule.