Road closures: three for Newcastle drivers this week

Drivers in and around Newcastle will have three National Highways road closures to watch out for this week.

Drivers in and around Newcastle will have three National Highways road closures to watch out for this week.

And one of them is expected to cause moderate delays – with motorists 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:

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    A1, from 8pm April 10 2021 to 6am September 30 2022, 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, J70 Dunston to J74 Scotswood - carriageway closure for communications on behalf of Highways England.

    And one more closure will begin over the next seven days:

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    A696, from 9am August 22 to 3pm August 25, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A696 eastbound and westbound, Airport Road, Lane closures for inspection works.

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