A1 RESURFACING: Penmanshiel & South of Tyne Bridge Northbound

June 13, 2022

  • Overnight roadworks 4–8th July and 11–14th July

  • Nine nights of overnight closures planned on the A1

The A1 is set to benefit from an improved road surface, with a total of 10 nights of resurfacing works in two locations set to begin on Monday 4 July 2022.

The works will see Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland resurface approximately 3.5km on the carriageway of the A1, creating smoother and safer journeys for motorists.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and the travelling public, sections of the A1 Northbound will be closed overnight between 19:30 and 06:00.

Work will take place from Monday 4 July to Friday 8 July at Penmanshiel, and from Monday 11 July to Thursday 14 July at South of Tyne Bridge Northbound.

Clearly signed diversion routes will be put in place while the works are carried out:

  • Monday 4 July – Friday 8 July – Road closure with a signed diversion. Traffic will be diverted off the A1 at Tower Farm and follow the A1107 via Coldingham and Eyemouth, and will rejoin at Fairnieside. This diversion will add approximately 1.2 miles and 10 minutes to affected journeys.
  • Monday 11 July – Thursday 14 July – Road closure with a signed diversion. Northbound Traffic will be diverted off the A1 at Thistly Cross Roundabout and follow the A199 before rejoining at Abbotsview Junction. This diversion will add approximately 0.1 miles and 3 minutes to affected journeys.

Emergency services will be given access through the works at all times and local access for residents within the closure points will be maintained when it is safe to pass through the work area.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will improve the road quality and safety for motorists on this section of the A1.

“Road closures are essential for safety, however we’ve planned the works to take place overnight to minimise any disruption. We thank motorists in advance for their patience.”

Emergency services and other relevant stakeholders have been consulted in advance to make them aware of the plans.

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