A1 Metrocentre to Coal House scheme, Newcastle

15 November, 2016 | 17:45 - 20:00

The Western Bypass scheme.
The Western Bypass scheme.

About this event

This is a Northern Geotechnical Group and Northumbria Branch lecture.

The A1 Western Bypass is a strategically important part of the national, regional and local trunk road network. This presentation will discuss the background to the scheme and its journey from development through to its construction.

The recent completion of the A1 Coal House to Metro Centre Improvement Scheme is already providing demonstrable benefits to what was - prior to the scheme – the most heavily congested link on Highways England's Strategic Road Network.

Balfour Beatty's Project Manager, Ian Rowell, will provide a review of the many construction challenges encountered during delivery of the scheme and how these challenges were overcome.