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A1/Newcastle Western Bypass

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Newcastle Western Bypass
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General diagram of road improvements made as part of the scheme
A1 - A696 - A167 junction - Geograph - 2578875.jpg
The main line of the dual carriageway at the A696/A167 junction
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From:  Gateshead Bypass
To:  Gosforth Park
County
Northumberland • Durham
Highway Authority
Highways England
Scheme Type
bypass
Cost
£117m
On road(s)
A1

The Newcastle Western bypass scheme is an 11km dual carriageway scheme opened in 1990 which bypassed the congested section of the A1 through Central Newcastle.

The new road started at the existing end of the A69 Gateshead bypass, and contained a new bridge over the Tyne, before heading north-east on a reserved line to meet the existing A1 at Gosforth Park.

Construction started in 1987 and was completed in 1990. The cost was £117m, with £23m being paid for from the European Regional Development Fund.



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