We have recently been awarded further funding to complete the next stage so we are moving into the design stage of the project. A report detailing the response following the Public Information Exhibition is now available.
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We are due to commence the preliminary design in Spring 2017.
|Spring 2017||Preliminary design to commence|
|Spring 2020||Construction to commence|
|Spring 2022||Road open|
Why we need this schemeUsers of the A19 between Norton and Wynyard already experience congestion and delays, particularly during peak hours, which can result in unreliable journey times. Traffic is also expected to grow with new housing and employment developments planned for the area. Furthermore, the existing concrete surfacing results in a noise issue for local residents.
The scheme in detailThe scheme will benefit local residents and businesses by relieving congestion, improving journey time reliability and network resilience. Replacement of the road surface will also reduce road traffic noise. The scheme will promote growth in the local economy and local area by bringing forward developments in the Tees Valley area, supporting the government’s initiative for growth in the north-east. Both carriageways will be widened to provide three traffic lanes. The existing speed limit of 70mph will be retained. The existing section of concrete carriageway will be replaced with low noise surfacing. Any current Public Rights of Way including footbridges and underpasses will either be maintained or replaced. The additional lane in both directions provided between the junctions will help traffic joining or leaving the A19.
AimsThe aims of this scheme are to:
- reduce congestion by increasing road capacity
- significantly reduce traffic noise
- reduce delays and improve journey reliability
- make journeys safer by improving the standard and capacity of the road
- help support economic growth by assisting in bringing forward developments in the Tees Valley whilst supporting the government’s initiative for growth in the north-east
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