||<p>Dualling the A1 to Scotland will have to be done in stages to limit disruption.
The 13 mile section of the A1 between Morpeth and Ellingham is already being dualled
as part of the first Road Investment Strategy. The Department has had Board level
discussions with Transport Scotland about improving the remainder of the A1 from Newcastle
to Scotland, and will continue to look at the case for dualling the route, taking
into account Scotland’s revised Transport Strategy upon its publication.</p>