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Markham Moor Junction Improvement

Background

The work we are carrying out to improve the existing Markham Moor roundabout on the A1 started in April 2007. This work is part of the £84 million improvement project to upgrade six roundabouts on the A1 between Blyth and Peterborough.

Upgrading Markham Moor roundabout to a new two-level junction will improve safety and ease congestion by separating A1 traffic from local traffic.

Why is the improvement needed?

Markham Moor roundabout (A57/A638 & B1164) has a poor accident record with 68 personal injury accidents occurring between 2001 and 2005.

The roundabout suffers from frequent congestion and lengthy delays during peak hours.

What will the new improvements consist of?

We will replace the existing roundabout with a new two-level junction, with new roundabouts and slip roads located on either side of the existing A1. The new roundabout on the east side of the A1 will connect new southbound slip roads to the A638 and A57. The new roundabout on the west side of the A1 will connect new northbound slip roads to the B1164 and Milton Road.