A19/A1058 Coast Road junction improvementRecently updated

Improvements to the A19/A1059 coast road junction by lowering the A19 beneath the existing roundabout in a cutting.

Region:  North East
Start date:  June 2016
Cost:  £66.4 to £85.6 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  March 2019
Programme:  

Progress report

Over the past year we have completed:

  • diversions onto temporary roundabout alignment to allow bridge constructions
  • phase one piling works to bridge supports on A19 North, A19 South and A1058 Eastbound carriageways
  • bridge beams installed onto North and South roundabout bridges
  • traffic switch to allow earthworks and drainage to be undertaken in verges
  • bridge beams installed on A1058 Eastbound carriageway
  • sheet piled retaining walls to Northbound on slip road and southbound off slip road constructed

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What next?

The construction of the A19 North and South Bridges and the A1058 Eastbound bridges will be completed. Traffic will be diverted onto the new A19 North bridge in mid-October and onto the A19 South Bridge in mid-December. The traffic on the A1058 will be placed into contraflow on the eastbound carriageway to allow the bridge works to commence on the west bound in March 2018.

The A1058 west bound bridge beams will be lifted in summer 2018. The excavation of the underpass will commence in January 2018. 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.

Timeline

Date Event
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
June 2016 Start of works
March 2019 End of works

Why we need this scheme

The 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 detail

We 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

Aims

We 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 pedestrians

We 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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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J65 and J64 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 17 December 2017 to 19 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 6:02 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A694 and the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A696 and the junction with the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 20 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A167 Washington Birtley and the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 19 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A192 and the A19 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 December 2017 to 23:59 on 20 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A191 and the junction with the A1058 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:04 on 14 December 2017 to 06:00 on 22 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 20 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A692 and the A167 Washington Birtley. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A193 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 December 2017 to 06:00 on 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 19 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A184 and the A694 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A692 and the junction with the A694 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A193 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A694 and the junction with the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The A194M southbound entry slip from the A195 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 December 2017 to 05:30 on 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm

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