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:  2018/19
Cost:  ¬£100 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2021
Programme:  

Progress report

Downhill Lane

Following the Preferred route announcement for Downhill lane, we are now in our statutory consultation period, which is part of the planned Development Consent Order (DCO) Submission. We are planning for a submission date of spring 2018.

Before we submit our application, we are consulting further on the proposals. This is a statutory consultation in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act 2008. It provides an update to the 2016 non-statutory consultation and a further opportunity to hear any views people may have on the proposed scheme.

Have your say on our consultation page

A19 Testos

We have now submitted our planning application which is currently under review with the Planning Inspectorate. You can view more information on the Planning inspectorate website.

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 by the end of September 2019.

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 ‚Äď Testos and Downhill Lane
2018/2019 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

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A19 southbound at the junction with the A191 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 February 2019 to 29 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 6:03 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A193 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 February 2019 to 29 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 6:03 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A186 and the junction with the A1058 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 February 2019 to 29 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 6:03 am
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A193 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 February 2019 to 29 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 6:03 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A191 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 February 2019 to 29 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 6:03 am
Location : The A19 northbound at the junction with the A193 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 February 2019 to 29 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 6:03 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A193 and the junction with the A1058 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 February 2019 to 29 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 6:03 am
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A191 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 February 2019 to 29 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 6:03 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 6:03 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J63 and J62 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 February 2019 to 05:30 on 22 February 2019.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 4:22 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A194 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 25 February 2019 to 1 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 11:43 am
Location : The A19 southbound entry slip from the A194 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 25 February 2019 to 15:30 on 1 March 2019.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 11:43 am
Location : The A19 southbound entry slip from the A194 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 25 February 2019 to 1 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 11:43 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A167 Washington Birtley and the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 February 2019 to 06:00 on 27 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 8:12 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A189 and the junction with the A1068 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 February 2019 to 06:00 on 27 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 8:12 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A191 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 19 February 2019 to 06:00 on 29 March 2019.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 8:01 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A193 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 19 February 2019 to 06:00 on 29 March 2019.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 8:01 pm
Location : The A1 southbound at the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2019 to 06:00 on 26 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 12:12 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2019 to 06:00 on 26 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 12:12 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A694 and the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2019 to 06:00 on 26 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 12:12 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 : From 20:00 on 25 February 2019 to 06:00 on 26 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 12:12 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A193 and the A1058 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Emergency road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 10:11 on 13 February 2019 to 10:00 on 26 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:16 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A692 and the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 February 2019 to 06:00 on 24 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 February 2019 to 05:30 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A194M southbound between the junctions with the A184 and the A195 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 25 February 2019 to 15:30 on 25 February 2019.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A1 northbound exit slip to the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 February 2019 to 05:30 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2019 to 06:00 on 26 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A692 and the A167 Washington Birtley. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:30 from 21 February 2019 to 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A1 southbound at the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:30 from 21 February 2019 to 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A692 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:30 from 21 February 2019 to 23 February 2019.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A194M southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A1M . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 February 2019 to 06:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:30 and 06:00 from 21 February 2019 to 24 February 2019. Schedule : From 21:30 on 25 February 2019 to 06:00 on 26 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A696 southbound between the junctions with the B6918 and the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 February 2019 to 05:30 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am

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