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A1 Leeming to Barton 

Location: UK » North East » DL
Sector: Transport

The government cancelled the northern section of the A1 Dishforth to Barton road scheme in its October 2010 Spending Review.

While work on the southern section - from Dishforth to Leeming - is underway and will continue, the cancellation of the Leeming to Barton section means that it will remain impossible for motorists to travel from Newcastle to the M25 on an unbroken stretch of motorway.

The scheme was designed to expand this section of the A1 from a dual carriageway to a three-lane motorway. Highway managers believed that upgrading the entire Dishforth to Barton section to a motorway could save 13 lives and prevent more than 200 serious injuries in the next 60 years.

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