MOTORISTS are being warned to expect longer journey times as a £425,000 resurfacing scheme gets under way.
The northbound carriageway of A1(M) at Bradbury, near Durham City, will have work carried out by the Highways Agency, beginning on Wednesday night.
Nearly two miles of the motorway will be resurfaced and remarked across all three lanes, north of Junction 60.
The scheme is expected to be finished by Sunday.
The work will be done overnight and require the northbound carriageway to be closed, from 8pm to 6am most days and from 7pm to 9am from Friday.
Diversions will be in place during the overnight closures with northbound traffic diverted at Junction 60, being sent east along the A689 and then on to the A177 and A688 past Durham Services to rejoin the A1(M) at Junction 61.
Steve Bishop, of the Highways Agency, said: “The maintenance will help prolong the life of the carriageway and ensure drivers continue to enjoy safe, smooth and reliable journeys along this part of the strategic road network.
“We have timed the work to take place overnight when traffic flow is at its lowest and we do not anticipate significant delays, although drivers should allow extra time.”