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Resurfacing of the A1 between Fenwick and Haggerston using overnight closures starts again on September 2nd. During these times the A1 will be closed in both directions between Fenwick and Scremerston Hill.

Traffic will be diverted along the B6353 to Lowick then up the B6525 through Ancroft. Local roads will also follow this diversion route though some limited access to the A1 will be maintained where possible. As work progresses and it becomes possible to safely reopen junctions they will do so. This phase of the works is due to finish in early November.

To minimise the disruption, they will also be improving and repairing drainage at Low Lynn and making safety improvements at Haggerston Castle and Fenhamhill junctions. The drainage works will continue through to early December but will be completed using lane closures and traffic lights.

There is also a promise that damage to local roads by increased traffic will be taken on board – so we shall see.

So expect the roar of traffic at odd hours, since the convoy system used further south appears not to be good enough for the likes of us.

The response from Highways England to our objections to the 2019 A1 scheme can be read here: From Highways England / 568990-3.6-prog-v4.

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