Overnight work on road stretch
OVERNIGHT roadworks are set to begin on a stretch of the A1 in Newcastle.
The works will begin on Monday and are expected to be completed by the end of November.
Highways England are now warning residents of potential noise disruption as they carry out the “significant improvements” on the A1 Scotswood to North Brunton scheme.
A spokesperson said: “An important part of the A1 Scotswood to North Brunton Improvement Scheme is to keep all residents up to date with our progress and try to ensure you are notified in advance of any activities that may cause any disturbance or disruption.
“The work is all within the verges between junctions 75 to junction 79 both northbound and southbound is vegetation clearance and drilling some trial bore holes.
“We plan to start on Monday 26 October and we hope to have this completed by the end of November, weather permitting. All work is carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am.
“The equipment we use means some disturbance is unavoidable, but we will make every effort to minimise any unnecessary noise. Furthermore, those working on site are briefed on working responsibly in the local community.
“We have also carried out a noise assessment and monitor noise levels regularly during the work.
“Safety is our number one priority and for this reason work of this type must be carried out while our roads are the quietest. This is typically at times that cause the least disruption to our roads and it also ensures the safety of the workforce. Unfortunately, this means carrying out some of our improvements during the night.”