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

Following the public consultation, which ran until January 2017, we have analysed your feedback, which showed that 69% of people who responded supported Option A which was presented at consultation. We are now taking this option forward as our preferred route. Further information about how we reached this decision can be read in the following documents:

You can view the reports and all the consultation material on the consultation page.

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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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 21 July 2017.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:02 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 21 July 2017.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:02 pm
Location : The A1 southbound at the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:01 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A690 and the junction with the A182 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:04 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A690 and the A1018 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:04 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A182 Murton and the junction with the A690 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:04 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A185 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:04 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1018 and the junction with the A690 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A167 Washington Birtley and the A194(M) . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:03 pm
Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A1231 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:03 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:02 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A186 and the A1058 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:02 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A193 and the A1058 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:02 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A191 and the junction with the A1058 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:02 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A193 and the junction with the A1058 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:02 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:02 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A193 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:02 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A186 and the A1058 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:02 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:02 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A193 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:02 pm
Location : The A19 southbound entry slip from the A194 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 10:00 on 21 July 2017 to 15:30 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A193 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 26 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A193 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 26 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A186 and the A1058 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 01:50 on 7 April 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2019.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A193 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 26 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A194 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 10:00 on 21 July 2017 to 15:30 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A194 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 10:00 on 21 July 2017 to 15:30 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A185 and the junction with the A194 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 10:00 on 21 July 2017 to 15:30 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A191 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 01:47 on 7 April 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2019.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A69 eastbound between the A6085 and the junction with the A1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 22 July 2017 to 07:00 on 23 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A193 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 26 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A193 and the A1058 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 26 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A19 southbound entry slip from the A186 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 26 July 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 July 2017 to 06:00 on 29 July 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 August 2017 to 06:00 on 3 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 July 2017 to 28 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A69 westbound between the A1 and the junction with the A6085 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 22 July 2017 to 07:00 on 23 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A193 and the junction with the A1058 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 26 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A69 westbound between the A1 and the junction with the A6085 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 22 July 2017 to 07:00 on 23 July 2017. Schedule : From 19:00 on 29 July 2017 to 07:00 on 30 July 2017. Schedule : From 19:00 on 5 August 2017 to 07:00 on 6 August 2017. Schedule : From 19:00 on 12 August 2017 to 07:00 on 13 August 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm

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