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
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  March 2019
Programme:  

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Progress report

Works have now begun. The first stage of the project is to construct site offices, one south of the A1058 Coast Road and one to the north, along Middle Engine Lane. We are also carrying out works at Middle Engine railway bridge Traffic management is 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.

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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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Period : from 01:38 on 6 December 2016 to 06:00 on 31 October 2018. Location : The A19 northbound between the A193 and the junction with the A1058 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A690 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 27 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A694 and the A191 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 April 2017 to 06:00 on 3 April 2017. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A167 Washington Birtley and the junction with the A194(M) . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2017 to 06:00 on 26 February 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A194(M) and the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 February 2017 to 06:00 on 14 February 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 26 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A194 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A194(M) and the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2017 to 06:00 on 26 February 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 January 2017 to 06:00 on 25 January 2017. Location : The A19 northbound at the junction with the A690 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1056 and the A19 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 26 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Location : The A19 southbound between the A185 and the junction with the A194 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A167 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2017 to 06:00 on 26 February 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : from 01:41 on 6 December 2016 to 06:00 on 31 October 2018. Location : The A19 southbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A193 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2017 to 06:00 on 26 February 2017. Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2017 to 06:00 on 28 January 2017. Location : The A19 southbound at the junction with the A690 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 February 2017 to 06:00 on 14 February 2017. Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A1068 and the junction with the A189 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 27 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 February 2017 to 06:00 on 14 February 2017. Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 January 2017 to 06:00 on 24 January 2017. Location : The A19 northbound at the junction with the A690 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm

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