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Last Updated: Monday, 7 August 2006, 06:20 GMT 07:20 UK
Work to repair A1 stretch begins
Highways chiefs are spending 1.8m on upgrading a stretch of the A1.

Road and bridge repairs to a stretch of the road in Northumberland will be taking place to minimise disruption to drivers during the holiday season.

The work north of Berwick Upon Tweed begins on Monday and will last for two months, the Highways Agency said.

In all 1.7 miles (2.7km) of road will be affected from just south of the East Ord roundabout to the Highfields roundabout and Tweed Bridge.

First phase

Drivers will face some restrictions and temporary lights during the work.

Andrew Jennings, project manager for the Highways Agency, said: "The work includes the re-waterproofing and re-surfacing of the Tweed Bridge, re-surfacing the carriageway north of the bridge and drainage improvement.

"The first phase will be the single carriageway north of the Tweed Bridge.

"This work will be carried out at night, using lane closures, controlled by traffic signals. The second phase will involve working from the end of the single carriageway to just south of Duns Roads junction."


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