A1M | County Durham | Carriageway Closure | Expect Delays

The A1m is currently closed from J59 to J58 with delays of at least 15 minutes covering several miles of the southbound carriageway. This closure is due to a road traffic collision and Highways England has resources deployed working hard to restore normal conditions as soon as possible.

For traffic approaching the closure locally, you are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and may potentially have to re-route your journey. 

If travelling towards this area from much farther afield, you may wish to change your strategic route, allow extra travel time and follow guidance from our on-road variable message signs and media. 

 Diversion route is signed by the solid circle diversion symbol: 

Exit the A1M at J59 onto the A167. Travel north west on the A167 to the end of the dual carriageway section. Bear left onto the B6444 (St Andrews Way) crossing a roundabout and at the next roundabout take the first exit onto Heighington Lane heading west towards Heighington, going straight across 2 roundabouts turning left at the third roundabout onto the A6072 south. Continue along this road (which will merge to become the A68) towards the A1M J58 where traffic can resume southbound journeys.
Further incident information is available from Highways England by visiting our www.trafficengland.com website and travel apps, or via our @HighwaysNEAST regional twitter feed. For urgent real time assistance, our 24/7 contact centre team is able to provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000. Highways England has been working closely with our emergency services colleagues Durham Police, who led the response to this incident. 

Last updated on: 02/08/2019 23:00