A1/Birtley - Morpeth

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The Great North Road
From:  Birtley (NZ280566)
To:  Morpeth (NZ181884)
Distance:  25.3 miles (40.7 km)
Meets:  A1(M), A692, A184, A69, A167, A696, A19, A697
Former Number(s):  A613, A69, A6125
Old route now:  A167, A167(M), B1318
Highway Authorities

Highways England

Counties

County Durham • Northumberland

Route outline (key)
Arrownorth.jpg North Morpeth - Dunbar
A1 Birtley - Morpeth
A1(M) Birtley - White Mare Pool
A1 White Mare Pool - Seaton Burn
A1 Birtley - Newcastle
A1(M) Newcastle Central M'way East
A1 Newcastle - Gosforth Park
South Arrowsouth.jpg Darrington - Birtley
Junction List
Junc Northbound Southbound
65 A194(M) A1(M), A1231, B1288
66 A167 A167
67 unclass unclass
68 A692, B601 A692, B601
69 A184 A184
70 unclass unclass
71 unclass unclass
72 B6317 No Exit
Bridge Blaydon Bridge (Derwent)
73 A694 A694
Bridge Blaydon Bridge (Tyne)
74 No Exit A191, A6085
75 A69, A186 A69, A186
76 A167, B6324 A639
77 A167, A696, B6918 A167, A696, B6918
78 unclass unclass
79 A1056, B1318 A1056, B1318
80 A19 A19
Shotton Lane No Exit unclass
- unclass No Exit
Stannington unclass unclass
- No Exit unclass
Clifton B1337 No Exit
St Leonards No Exit A197
Warreners House A697; A1 No Exit

South|North

For the former route via the Tyne Tunnel, see A1/via Tyne Tunnel.

The A1 between Washington and Morpeth is an all-purpose dual carriageway with no at-grade junctions. The Gateshead section of the road can get very congested, due to the sheer number of junctions in the area.

Route

The A1(M) terminates at the Birtley Interchange with connections into Newcastle on the A194(M). The now A1 is dual carriageway as it has to turn nearly westwards to successfully bypass the growing places of Gateshead and Newcastle. The junctions allow local access to the suburbs of the city. Also multiple trunk roads join onto the road here (A692, A69, A696, A19) which leads to most of the congestion and the A1 is mainly 2 lanes. After Newcastle the road is still of a good standard with basic grade separated junctions which replace a few right turns.

History

Originally went through the centre of Newcastle, and included the Central Motorway East when that was build. It was rerouted via the Tyne Tunnel in the 80s, before the Newcastle Western bypass opened in the early 90s.

Junction numbers were added as far north as Seaton Burn in 2014.

Improvements

1990: Newcastle Western Bypass

More details required.

Future

The Gateshead bypass between J67 and J71 will be widened to D3.

Links



A1
SectionsA1(M)/Alconbury - Peterborough • A1(M)/Blyth - Adwick le Street • A1(M)/South Mimms - Baldock • A1/Adwick le Street - Darrington • A1/Baldock - Alconbury • A1/Central London - South Mimms • A1/Dunbar - Musselburgh • A1/Morpeth - Dunbar • A1/Musselburgh - Central Edinburgh • A1/Peterborough - Blyth • A1/via Tyne Tunnel
ProjectsA1(M) Bramham to Wetherby • A1(M) Dishforth to Barton
JunctionsAlconbury South Interchange • Angel • Blue House Roundabout • Boot and Shoe Roundabout • Busby Stoop Roundabout • Catterick North Interchange • Catterick South Interchange • Eighton Lodge Interchange • Ferrybridge • Follingsby Interchange • Gainsborough Corner • Howdon Interchange • Lindisfarne Interchange • Neville's Cross • Racecourse Roundabout (Doncaster) • Scotch Corner • St Marys Roundabout (Doncaster) • St Pauls Gyratory
ServicesBaldock services • Barnsdale Bar services • Barton Park truckstop • Barton services • Blyth services • Brampton Hut services • Colsterworth services • Durham services • Ferrybridge services • Grantham North services • Kirby Hill services • Markham Moor services • Newark services • Peterborough services • Scotch Corner services • Seaton Burn services • South Mimms services • Sprotbrough services • Wansford services • Washington services • Wetherby services
CrossingsA1 Blaydon Bridge • A1 Bridge (East Linton) • Alnwick Viaduct • Berwick Bypass Bridge • Blaydon Bridge • Coquet Viaduct • Dunglass Bridge • Stainby Road Bridge • Stamford Bypass • Swing Bridge (Tyne) • Tempsford Bridge • Wansford Bypass Bridge • Wentbridge Viaduct • Winthorpe Bridge
RoadsA1 • A1(M)/Newcastle Central Motorway East • E104 (Teesside - Penrith) • E15 • E31 (via Carlisle) • E31 (via Newcastle) • Ermine Street • Holyhead Road • Peddars Way • T21 (Britain) • T24 (Britain) • T25 (Britain)
PlacesAlnwick • Barnet • Berwick-upon-Tweed • Boroughbridge • Central London • Edinburgh • Gateshead • Grantham • Haddington • Huntingdon • Morpeth • Newark-on-Trent • Newcastle upon Tyne • Peterborough • Pontefract • Potters Bar • Stamford • Stevenage • The City
Miscellaneous1924 A1 Renumbering • A1/Early Improvements • A1/Named Junctions • A1/Roaders Digest Entry • A1 London - Peterborough
Related Pictures
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A1 now B1081 at Great Casterton, north of Stamford.JPGGonerby Moor Improvements - Mini Roundabout & Bridge Embankment - Coppermine - 16271.jpgInterchange on the A1. - Geograph - 4726435.jpgOld Railway Bridge - Geograph - 1469526.jpgThe Great North Road crossing The River... (C) Richard Humphrey - Geograph - 3400351.jpg
Other nearby roads
WashingtonA1(M) • A1231 • A1231(M) • A1290 • A182 • A185(M) • A194 • A194(M) • A195 • A195(M) • B1288 • B1289 • C500 (Sunderland) • C501 (Sunderland) • C502 (Sunderland) • C503 (Sunderland) • C505 (Sunderland) • C506 (Sunderland) • Friars Goose Crossing • M100 • NCN7
GatesheadA1(M) • A1114 (Gateshead) • A167 • A184 • A185 • A185(M) • A189 • A194(M) • A195 • A6081 • A6082 • A6083 • A6084 • A6115 (Tyneside) • A6125 • A6126 • A6127 • A613 (Gateshead) • A6171 • A69 • A692 • B1288 • B1295 (Gateshead) • B1296 • B1296 (Gateshead - Heworth) • B1307 • B1426 • B601 • B6317 • Central Motorway East Bypass • E15 • E31 (via Newcastle) • Friars Goose Crossing • M100 • T1 (Britain) • T25 (Britain)
Newcastle upon TyneA1 • A1(M) • A1(M)/Newcastle Central Motorway East • A1056 (Northumberland) • A1057 (Newcastle upon Tyne) • A1058 • A1058(M) • A1059 (Newcastle upon Tyne) • A1060 (Newcastle upon Tyne) • A108 (Seaham - Seaton Burn) • A167 • A167(M) • A184 • A186 • A187 • A188 • A189 • A191 • A193 • A6082 • A6085 • A6086 (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) • A6115 (Tyneside) • A6125 • A6126 • A6127 • A6127(M) • A69 • A695 • A695(M) • A696 • A696(M) • B1296 • B1304 (Newcastle) • B1305 • B1305 (Quayside, Newcastle) • B1306 (Newcastle) • B1307 • B1308 (Newcastle) • B1309 • B1309 (Jesmond) • B1310 • B1311 • B1312 • B1312 (Byker) • B1313 • B1314 • B1318 • B1600 • B6323 • B6324 • B6325 (Newcastle) • B6326 (Newcastle) • B6327 • B6328 • B6329 • B6330 • B6331 • B6332 • B6333 • B6334 • B6335 • B6336 • B6337 • B6338 • B6339 • B6340 (Gosforth) • B6431 (Newcastle upon Tyne) • B6440 • B6528 • B6534 • C101 (Newcastle upon Tyne) • C103 (Newcastle upon Tyne) • C104 (Newcastle upon Tyne) • C105 (Newcastle upon Tyne) • C106 (Newcastle upon Tyne) • C107 (Newcastle upon Tyne) • C108 (Newcastle upon Tyne) • C348 (Northumberland) • Central Motorway East Bypass • Central Motorway West • E110 (Old System) • E15 • E18 • E31 (via Newcastle) • East-West Underground Motorway • Friars Goose Crossing • T1 (Britain) • T25 (Britain) • T86 (Britain)
MorpethA1063 (Northumberland) • A192 • A195 (Morpeth - Shankhouse) • A196 • A197 • A6087 • A697 • B1337 • B6343 • B6524 • E15 • E31 (via Newcastle) • T1 (Britain)
Junctions on the A1/A1(M)
London - PeterboroughSt Paul's • Angel • Highbury Corner • Nags Head • Archway • Henlys Corner • Fiveways Corner • Mill Hill Circus • Apex Corner • Stirling Corner • Borehamwood • 1 Bignells Corner • 2 Roestock • 3 Roehyde • 4 Oldings Corner • 5 Lemsford • 6 The Clock • 7 Langley Sidings • 8 Coreys Mill • 9 Letchworth Gate • 10 Stotfold • Langford & Edworth Turns • Biggleswade South • Biggleswade North • Sandy • Black Cat • Wyboston • Hail Weston • Little Paxton • Buckden Roundabout • Brampton • Brampton Hut • Alconbury South • 14 Alconbury North • 15 Sawtry • 16 Norman Cross • 17 Fletton Parkway
Peterborough - Scotch Corner17 Fletton Parkway • Wansford • Carpenters Lodge • Wothorpe • Tinwell • Stamford • Tickencote • Bloody Oaks • Stretton • Colsterworth • Bridge End • Little Ponton • Spittlegate • Harlaxton Road • Barrowby • Gonerby Moor • Balderton • Coddington • Winthorpe • North Muskham • Carlton-on-Trent • Tuxford • Markham Moor • Twyford Bridge • Elkesley Junction • Apleyhead • Ranby • Blyth Flyover • 34 Blyth • 35 Wadworth Viaduct • 36 Warmsworth • 37 Ducker Holt • 38 Redhouse • Barnsdale Bar • 40 Darrington • 41 Holmfield • 42 Selby Fork • 43 Hook Moor • 44 Bramham • 45 Grange Moor • 46 Kirk Deighton • 47 Allerton Park • 48 Aldborough Gate • 49 Dishforth • 50 Baldersby • 51 Leeming • Catterick South • 52 Catterick Central • Catterick North • Scotch Corner • 56 Barton
Scotch Corner - Edinburgh56 Barton • 57 Blackwell Spur • 58 Burtree • 59 Aycliffe • 60 Bradbury • 61 Bowburn • 62 Carrville • 63 Blind Lane • 64 Vigo • 65 Birtley • 66 Eighton Lodge • 67 Coalhouse • 68 Lobley Hill • 69 Gateshead Quays • 70 Dunston • 71 Metro Centre • 72 Swalwell • 73 Derwenthaugh • 74 Scotswood • 75 Denton Burn • 76 Westerhope • 77 Kenton Bar • 78 Fawdon • 79 North Brunton • 80 Seaton Burn • Shotton Lane • Stannington • Clifton • St. Leonards • Fair Moor • Warreners House • Alnwick • Denwick • Chatton • Belford Station • Fenwick • Oxford • Scremerston Roundabout • East Ord Roundabout • Duddo • Duns Road • Highfields Roundabout • Cockburnspath Roundabout • Innerwick • Broxburn • Spott Roundabout • Thistly Cross Roundabout • Abbotsview • Oaktree • Gladsmuir • Bankton • Dolphinstone • Wallyford • Old Craighall • Newcraighall • Milton Link • East End