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:  2016/17
Cost:  £66.4 to £85.6 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2018/19
Programme:  

Progress report

The micro-tunnelling is now complete and boring-out is under way for the installation of the drainage system.

We’ve removed 150,000 tonnes of soil which will be used in the forthcoming work to improve Testos junction. The sheet piling has now been removed from the underpass.

We’re now three quarters of the way through the project. Transport watchdog Transport Focus visited the scheme and were very impressed with progress so far New public lighting is currently being installed along the A19.

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.

Project media files and documents

Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The A194M northbound exit slip to the A195 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The A194M northbound exit slip to the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The A194M northbound entry slip from the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The A194M northbound between the A1M and the junction with the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A1056 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 August 2018 to 06:00 on 18 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 7:43 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A191 and the junction with the A189 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 August 2018 to 06:00 on 18 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 7:43 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1056 and the junction with the A189 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 August 2018 to 06:00 on 18 August 2018.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 7:43 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1171 and the junction with the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 August 2018 to 06:00 on 18 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 5:05 am
Location : The A19 southbound at the junction with the A1068 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 August 2018 to 06:00 on 18 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 5:05 am
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A19 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 August 2018 to 06:00 on 18 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 5:05 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A1056 and the junction with the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 August 2018 to 05:30 on 18 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 4:31 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A69 and the junction with the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 August 2018 to 05:30 on 18 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 4:31 am
Location : The A194M northbound between the A1 and the junction with the A195 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:00 on 16 August 2018 to 16:00 on 18 August 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A167 Washington Birtley and the A194M . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2018 to 06:00 on 22 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:14 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A696 and the junction with the A69 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:30 from 21 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:13 pm
Location : The A194M northbound between the A1M and the junction with the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2018 to 04:00 on 22 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:13 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A69 and the junction with the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:30 from 21 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:13 pm
Location : The A194M southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2018 to 04:00 on 22 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:13 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 13 August 2018 to 06:00 on 1 September 2018.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 20:00 from 18 August 2018 to 19 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 August 2018 to 1 September 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm

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