An image of the A1 Widening Around Gateshead

Plans for over £300m of improvements from Highways England for widening 2.5 mile section of the A1 carriageway between Birtley and Coal House have been submitted to the planning inspectorate.

This proposed project will mean that the A1 south of Gateshead will be increased and widened to four lanes on the southbound carriageway and three lanes on the northbound carriageway.

All works are essential in maintain a good flow of traffic and accommodating future growth.  The proposed works will also include replacing the Allerdene railway bridge which carried the A1 over the East Coast Mainline.

The current proposed scheme was one out of 16 projects which have had to be rescheduled since 2017.

If consent is given by the planning inspectorate, works could start by late 2020 or early 2021.

Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from Youtube
Consent to display content from Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from Google
Consent to display content from Spotify
Sound Cloud
Consent to display content from Sound