Disruption to be ‘at a minimum’ as £3m resurfacing work on A194 is set to begin

The work will be carried out on a four-mile stretch between Whitemare Pool, pictured, and Washington.
The work will be carried out on a four-mile stretch between Whitemare Pool, pictured, and Washington.
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Motorists have been told disruption will be kept to a minimum after it was announced almost four miles of a major North East road would be resurfaced in a £3million project.

The improvements are intended to provide smoother and safer journeys for drivers on a stretch of the A194 (M).

Contractors for Highways England are resurfacing almost four miles of the road from where it leaves the A1 (M) at junction 65, near Washington, to the Whitemare Pool junction, the equivalent of nine football pitches.

Lanes one and two, the hard shoulder and adjacent slip roads will be resurfaced as part of the work, which is due to start on Monday.

Highways England project manager Andrew Brown said: “We’ll be resurfacing a stretch of motorway covering around four miles to provide smoother journeys for drivers.

“Every effort is being made to ensure disruption to traffic and residents is kept to a minimum, and we’ll be using a contraflow system to keep vehicles running in both directions during a mixture of night and weekend closures.”

Lane and full carriageway closures will be required to set up and remove the contraflow at the beginning and end of the works. Clearly signed diversions will be in place during these periods.