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

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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What next?

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.

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
Summer 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 A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 25 September 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: September 25, 2017, 2:40 am
Location : The A69 eastbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2017 to 30 September 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 23, 2017, 5:03 am
Location : The A69 eastbound between the junctions with the A6085 and the A1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2017 to 30 September 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 23, 2017, 5:03 am
Location : The A69 westbound between the A1 and the junction with the A6085 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2017 to 30 September 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 23, 2017, 5:03 am
Location : The A19 northbound at the junction with the A189 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2017 to 28 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The A19 southbound at the junction with the A189 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2017 to 28 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The A69 eastbound between the junctions with the A6085 and the A1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:02 on 14 September 2017 to 06:00 on 30 September 2017.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
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 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2017 to 30 September 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm

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