A1 upgrade completed and officially opened

Highways Agency Chief Executive Graham Dalton, right, and David Bowe, North Yorkshire County Council Corporate Director for Business and Environmental Services, unveil the plaque.

Highways Agency Chief Executive Graham Dalton, right, and David Bowe, North Yorkshire County Council Corporate Director for Business and Environmental Services, unveil the plaque.

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The £318m scheme to upgrade 13 miles of the A1 to a motorway between Dishforth and Leeming has been officially opened.

Highways Agency Chief Executive Graham Daltond was accompanied by pupils from Burneston Church of England Primary School who won a competition to create a piece of artwork celebrating the history and heritage of the A1.

Pictured is Mr Dalton and David Bowe, North Yorkshire County Council Corporate Director for Business & Environmental Services with a special plaque.