Sandbox:A1 Improvements table

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A1/Improvements Table

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Single carriageway schemes

The table shows the early improvements to the A1 which were single carriageway. It is north to south in line with A1/Early Improvements which has further history and detail about each section (in date order).

Location Historic County Date Distance Notes Location Map
Haddington East Lothian 1932 2 miles (3.2 km) Bypass
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East Linton East Lothian 1928 0.7 miles (1.1 km) Bypass
Bilsdean Glen and Dunglass Gorge East Lothian • Berwickshire 1932 1.3 miles (2.1 km) Bypass
Berwick upon Tweed Northumberland 1928 0.3 miles (0.5 km) Royal Tweed Bridge
Stannington Northumberland 1932 0.8 miles (1.3 km) Deviation
Newcastle and Gateshead Northumberland • Durham 1928 0.7 miles (1.1 km) Tyne Bridge
Chester-le-Street Durham 1931 2 miles (3.2 km) Bypass
Ferryhill Durham 0.6 miles (1 km) Bypass
Aycliffe Durham 1930 0.5 miles (0.8 km) Bypass
Ferrybridge Yorkshire 1931 0.5 miles (0.8 km) Bypass
Sutton on Trent Nottinghamshire 1930 0.5 miles (0.8 km) Level Crossing Bypass
Carlton-on-Trent Nottinghamshire 1931 0.5 miles (0.8 km) Bypass
Foston Lincolnshire 1928 0.9 miles (1.4 km) Bypass
Colsterworth Lincolnshire 1926 2 miles (3.2 km) Bypass
Wansford Northamptonshire • Huntingdonshire 1929 0.9 miles (1.4 km) Bypass and River Nene Bridge
Welwyn Hertfordshire 1927 0.9 miles (1.4 km) Bypass
Barnet and Hatfield Hertfordshire • Middlesex 1928 17.5 miles (28.2 km) Bypass (the northern section had opened in 1927)
Location Date Mileage Improvement
Haddington 1932 Bypass
East Linton 1928 0.7 Bypass
Bilsdean Glen and Dunglass Gorge 1932 1.3 Bypass
Stannington 1932 Deviation
Newcastle / Gateshead 1928 Tyne Bridge
Birtley 1942 4.75 Bypass
Chester-le-Street 1931 2 Bypass
Ferrybridge 1931 0.5 0.5
Aycliffe 1930 0.5 Bypass
Sutton-on-Trent 1930 0.5 Bypass
Carlton-on-Trent 1931 0.5 Bypass
Foston 1928 Bypass
Colsterworth 1926 2 Bypass
Wansford 1929 0.9 Bypass and River Nene Bridge
Welwyn 1927 Bypass
Barnet and Hatfield 1928 17.5 Bypass (the northern section had opened in 1927)

Dual carriageway schemes

The table shows the improvements in making the A1 dual carriageway for the full length. It is north to south in line with A1/Early Improvements which has further history and detail about each section (in date order).

Location Date Mileage Improvement
Elkesley to Apleyhead 1958 3 Online
Elkesley 1938 1.2 Bypass and online
Markham Moor to Elkesley 1957 Bypass of West Drayton
Stilton 1958 1.25 Bypass
Water Newton to Norman Cross 1958 5 Online
Alconbury to Conington 1957 6 Online
Brampton Hut to Buckden 1958 2.5 Online
Newspring Cottages to Astwick Turn 1958 2.75 Online




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