A19 Testos and Downhill Lane junction improvementsRecently updated

Improvements to two junctions on the A19 at Testos and Downhill Lane. We are carrying out the improvements together as one scheme.

Region:  North East
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  £100 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

Downhill Lane

Following the Preferred route announcement for Downhill lane, we are now in our statutory consultation period, which is part of the planned Development Consent Order (DCO) Submission. We are planning for a submission date of spring 2018.

Before we submit our application, we are consulting further on the proposals. This is a statutory consultation in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act 2008. It provides an update to the 2016 non-statutory consultation and a further opportunity to hear any views people may have on the proposed scheme.

Have your say on our consultation page

A19 Testos

We have now submitted our planning application which is currently under review with the Planning Inspectorate. You can view more information on the Planning inspectorate website.

What next?

Now we’ve announced our preferred route, we will carry out surveys and investigations to allow us to design the scheme in more detail. We plan to start work on site for Downhill Lane in autumn 2019.

Timeline

Date Event
2016/2017 Consultation on Downhill Lane proposals
2017/2018 Further consultation and application for development consent – Testos and Downhill Lane
2019/2020 Start of works
2021 End of works

Why we need this scheme

The A19 Testos and Downhill Lane junctions suffer from congestion, especially during peak times, which can result in unreliable journey times. Development of the International Advanced Manufacturing Park, promoted by South Tyneside and Sunderland Councils, will mean a long term increase in traffic at the Downhill Lane junction. We need to make sure it is able to cope with increased vehicle numbers.

The scheme in detail

The project is to replace the existing at-grade roundabout junction between the A184 and the A19 (Testos junction) with a grade-separated junction. This involves raising the A19 carriageway above ground on embankments and bridge structures as required to carry it over the existing roundabout. The new raised section of the A19 will be slightly west of its existing alignment to accommodate a widened roundabout, whilst minimising the impact on an electricity sub-station to the east and retaining parts of the existing A19 southbound carriageway for use as new slip roads. Access to and from the A19 north of Testos junction to Downhill Lane junction, which lies 1km to the south, would be via Testos roundabout and new parallel link roads connecting the two junctions. We will carry out these two junction improvements together as a single scheme to minimise disruption to road users and provide cost efficiencies.

Aims

The objectives of this scheme are to:
  • support economic growth
  • provide a safe and serviceable road network
  • provide a more free-flowing road network
  • improve the environment
  • provide an accessible and integrated road network

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The A1 northbound exit slip to the A69 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2017 to 05:30 on 21 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A69 and the junction with the A694 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2017 to 05:30 on 21 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 18 October 2017 to 20 October 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 23 October 2017 to 27 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A694 and the junction with the A69 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2017 to 05:30 on 21 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A182 Murton and the junction with the A181 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 October 2017 to 06:00 on 20 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J63 and J62 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 October 2017 to 06:00 on 19 October 2017.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The A69 westbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 19 October 2017 to 04:00 on 20 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The A19 southbound entry slip from the A690 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 October 2017 to 20 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A690 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 October 2017 to 20 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1018 and the junction with the A690 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 October 2017 to 20 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A182 Murton and the A1086 Easington. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 October 2017 to 06:00 on 19 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 18 October 2017 to 20 October 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 23 October 2017 to 27 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A194 and the junction with the A184 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:00 and 06:00 from 19 October 2017 to 21 October 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A690 and the junction with the A1018 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 October 2017 to 20 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The A69 westbound between the A1 and the junction with the A6085 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 19 October 2017 to 04:00 on 20 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am

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