We have put Traffic management in place on both the A19 and A1058, this includes narrow lanes and 30mph speed limits. These restrictions are in place in order for us to complete the work and ensure the safety of our workforce. We advise that drivers should add an extra 10 to 15 minutes to their journey time.
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Bridge beams on the A19 southbound will be lifted into place soon. This will allow us to excavate the underpass. The method of construction to create the underpass is known as ‘top down construction’ which means the bridge decks will be constructed first allowing us to work down to the bottom of the excavation.
|24 February 2015||Preliminary meeting|
|30 July 2015||Development consent order examination ends|
|30 October 2015||Development consent order recommendation|
|28 January 2016||Development consent order decision|
|12 February 2016||High Court challenge period|
|Summer 2016||Start of works|
|March 2019||End of works|
Why we need this schemeThe junction suffers peak time congestion with delays of over 4 minutes per vehicle on the A19 southbound approach. The accident rate at this junction is higher than the national average (2008-2012).
The scheme in detailWe propose to:
- realign the A19 under the existing A19 roundabout
- construct slip roads to allow the A19/A1058 coast road junction to provide access to the junction to and from the lowered A19
- construct 3 new single span structures to allow the A1058 coast road and A19 roundabout to cross over the realigned A19
- construct retaining walls so that we can minimise how much new land the new layout will use
- retain or enhance facilities for cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians
- widen of Middle Engine Lane railway bridge to accommodate the A19 north facing slip roads
- install new infrastructure/street furniture associated with the scheme works identified above including central reserve concrete barriers, drainage, pavements, road lighting, traffic signals, traffic signs, road markings and CCTV
AimsWe aim to:
- reduce congestion
- increase capacity
- improve journey times
- improve road safety for both road users and the local community
- support regeneration in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland
- maintain or improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists crossing and travelling along the route
Cyclists, horse riders and pedestriansWe have had to close the bridleway running east from Battle Hill to Silverlink will be closed for 12-18 months. A signed diversion is in place for pedestrians and cyclists. There was no diversion that would be suitable for riders. We know this is disruptive and we are sorry for any inconvenience. The final scheme will include 2 new footbridges for pedestrians and cyclists across the A1058.
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