Major resurfacing work to begin on UK motorway

WCN Editorial Team 24 Nov 2016 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Highways England is set to undertake major resurfacing work on the A1 motorway in North Yorkshire, UK.

 

Construction crews, working on behalf of Highways England, will lay over 1,100t of new road surface as they rebuild the northbound carriageway. Meanwhile, the southbound carriageway will remain open.

The £380M project, which started in 2014, will replace the existing dual carriageway with a new three-lane motorway that will open next year.

Upon completion, the A1 Leeming to Barton project will create a continuous motorway-standard route between London and Newcastle, including the M1 and A1M motorways.

Highways England project manager Tom Howard said: “Our contractors will be replacing the existing carriageway with a new road surface which is why it is essential we close this section of the A1. We are advising people to plan their journeys, and would like to thank drivers for their patience.

“When the whole project is complete, the section of the A1 between Leeming and Barton will be upgraded to a three-lane motorway, tackling congestion and improving journey times.”

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