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3:00 PM 18th February 2020

Major Safety Improvements To Start On The A1

Drivers will benefit from major safety improvements along the A1 between Redhouse and Barnsdale Bar near Doncaster, as work gets underway this week.

A1 - photo by  David Howard
A1 - photo by David Howard
Highways England will start work to install a new safety barrier along sections of the roadside to improve safety for drivers travelling along the route.

Highways England project manager Steve Bishop said:

“We are carrying out a range of improvements along this vital route to improve safety for the thousands of drivers who use it every day.

“To carry out this work safely and with minimum disruption we’ll need to use a variety of closures at different times.

“Occasional overnight closures will take place on the A1 between Redhouse and Barnsdale Bar to install and remove the traffic management equipment needed to carry out this work. We will also need to close the entry and exit slip roads overnight at Barnsdale Bar, Skellow and Redhouse when work is taking place on those sections of the main carriageway.

“We want to thank drivers for their patience while we carry out this work.”

Overnight on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 February the southbound carriageway of the A1 will be closed from Barnsdale Bar to Redhouse between 8pm and 6am. A number of side roads will also be closed.

From Friday 21 February there will be a lane closure on the southbound carriageway from Barnsdale Bar to Redhouse between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday.

All the closures, side road restrictions and diversions will be signed in advance and have been agreed with local authorities and the police with safety and suitability in mind.

A temporary speed limit of 50mph will be in place while the work is carried out and the work is expected to finish in April.

You can find out further details about the closure on Highways England’s website https://highwaysengland.co.uk/roads or by following @HighwaysYorks on Twitter or Facebook.