A1/via Tyne Tunnel

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A1
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From:Washington (NZ280566)
To:Seaton Burn (NZ231745)
Via:Tyne Tunnel
Length:18.3 miles (29.5 km)
Met (1987): A1(M), A6115, A194, A184, A19, A1058, A189, A6125, A1
Former Number(s):A194(M), A184, A108
Now part of:A194(M), A184, A19
Primary Destinations
Tyne Tunnel
Traditional Counties

County Durham • Northumberland

Route outline (key)
Arrownorth.jpg North Morpeth - Dunbar
A1(M) Birtley - White Mare Pool
A1 White Mare Pool - Seaton Burn
South Arrowsouth.jpg Darrington - Birtley
Junction List
Junc Northbound Southbound
Birtley Start of Road No Exit
Havannah A182, B1288 A182, B1288
Follingsby A195 A195
White Mare Pool A194, A6115 A194, A6115
Testos A19, A184 A19, A184
- unclass unclass
Lindisfarne A194 A194
Jarrow A185 A185
Toll Tyne Tunnel
- A187 A187
Howdon A193 A193
Silverlink A1058 A1058
Holystone A186, A191 A186, A191
Killingworth A1056, B1322 A1056, B1322
Moor Farm A189, A1171 A189, A1171
Dudley Lane A1171 A1171
Seaton Burn A1, A1068, A6125 Start of Road

From 1977 to 1990 the A1 ran around the east of Newcastle upon Tyne, via the Tyne Tunnel (for the current routing in this area see A1/Birtley - Morpeth).

History

In 1977, Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead had had a de facto eastern bypass for a few years, but the A1 still ran through the centre. Though part of that route had been upgraded with a swish new urban motorway avoiding the city centre, the rest of the motorway plans that would provide a decent bypass for through traffic that still served the city centre had been scuppered. As such, various routes were renumbered so as to give a bypass for A1 traffic via the relatively new Tyne Tunnel. The route took over the A194(M) between Birtley and White Mare Pool, the A184 between White Mare Pool and Testos Roundabout and the A108 between Testos and Seaton Burn. Many other roads were renumbered at this time due to the moving of the zone-boundary.

In 1990, the Newcastle Western bypass opened and A1 traffic was diverted that way, undoing most of the renumberings caused by the move eastwards, though what was the A108 became A19.

Route

From the A1(M) at Birtley, north of Washington, the A1 continued as A1(M) along the former/current A194(M) to White Mare Pool, where the route TOTSOed, rather than stay on the shorter and similar quality A194 route. Taking over part of the A184, it met the Sunderland bypass at Testos Roundabout, where it TOTSOed again, heading north to the Tyne Tunnel. At Lindisfarne Interchange it met the A194 again. At Jarrow the A1 had a roundabout with the A185 and then descended into the single-carriageway Tyne Tunnel. On the other side, past the toll booths, there was another roundabout with the A187 and north of there the A1 became dual carriageway again. As the A1 made an arc around Newcastle, a mix of grade separated and roundabout junctions serve North Tyneside towns like Tynemouth and Whitley Bay, as well as eastern suburbs of the city. At Seaton Burn a trumpet linked in with the old route, though north-bound traffic had to use the loop-ramp, rather than a more direct connection.



A1/via Tyne Tunnel
JunctionsBirtley Interchange • Boldon Interchange • Dudley Lane Interchange • Follingsby Interchange • Havannah Interchange • Holystone Interchange • Jarrow Interchange • Killingworth Interchange • Lindisfarne Interchange • Moor Farm Roundabout • Seaton Burn • Silverlink Interchange • Testos Roundabout • White Mare Pool Interchange
CrossingsTyne Tunnel
MiscellaneousTyneside Renumberings
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)
Tyne TunnelA1058 • A108 (Seaham - Seaton Burn) • A185 • A187 • A19 • A193 • A194 • B1297 • B1315 • B1516 • E31 (via Newcastle)
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) • 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)
TynemouthA1058 • A108 (Seaham - Seaton Burn) • A1108 • A187 • A19 • A191 • A192 • A193 • A695 • B1304 • B1316 • B143 • EuroVelo 12 • NCN1
A1-A99
The First 99           A1  •  A2  •  A3  •  A4  •  A5  •  A6  •  A7  •  A8  •  A9  • A10 • A11 • A12 • A13 • A14 • A15 • A16 • A17 • A18 • A19
A20 • A21 • A22 • A23 • A24 • A25 • A26 • A27 • A28 • A29 • A30 • A31 • A32 • A33 • A34 • A35 • A36 • A37 • A38 • A39
A40 • A41 • A42 • A43 • A44 • A45 • A46 • A47 • A48 • A49 • A50 • A51 • A52 • A53 • A54 • A55 • A56 • A57 • A58 • A59
A60 • A61 • A62 • A63 • A64 • A65 • A66 • A67 • A68 • A69 • A70 • A71 • A72 • A73 • A74 • A75 • A76 • A77 • A78 • A79
A80 • A81 • A82 • A83 • A84 • A85 • A86 • A87 • A88 • A89 • A90 • A91 • A92 • A93 • A94 • A95 • A96 • A97 • A98 • A99
Motorway sectionsA1(M): (South Mimms - Baldock • Alconbury - Peterborough • Doncaster Bypass • Darrington - Leeming • Barton - Birtley)
A3(M) • A8(M) Baillieston spur • A14(M) • A38(M) • A48(M) Cardiff spur • A57(M) • A58(M) • A64(M) • A66(M) • A74(M) • A92(M)
DefunctA1(M) Newcastle CME • A2(M) Medway Towns Bypass • A4(M) • A5(M) • A8(M) Renfrew bypass • A14 • A18(M) • A20(M) • A36(M)
A40(M): (Westway • Denham -Stokenchurch) • A41(M) • A42 • A46(M) • A48(M): (Port Talbot bypass • Morriston bypass) • A62(M) • A88 • A99
UnbuiltA2(M) Rochester Way Relief Road • A6(M): (Western route • Eastern route) • A34(M) • A48(M) Llantrisant Radial • A59(M) • A61(M)