A19 Norton to Wynyard

Widening the A19 between Norton and Wynyard.

Region:  North East
Start date:  March 2020
Cost:  £60 to £70 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2022
Programme:  

Progress report

We have now completed the vegetation removal and have held information events and a start of work ceremony attended by Baroness Vere, Mayor Ben Houchen, Alex Cunningham MP and our chief executive, Jim O'Sullivan.

start of works

What's next?

We will shortly start widening the carriageway to three lanes in each direction.

To do this safely we need to close the carriageway overnight on the following dates and locations

Date Location Closure
Mon 16 March southbound from A689 to A139 full
Tues 17 March southbound from A689 to A1027 full
Weds 18 March southbound from A689 to A1027 full
Thurs 19 March northbound and southbound lane 1
Fri 20 March northbound and southbound lane 1
Mon 23 March northbound from A139 to A1027 full
Mon 23 March southbound from A689 to A139 lane 1
Tues 24 March northbound from A139 to A1027 full
Tues 24 March southbound from A689 to A139 lane 1
Weds 25 March southbound lane 1
Thurs 26 March southbound lane 1
Fri 27 March southbound lane 1

A clearly signed local diversion route will be in place during all closures.

Please remember that closures can change. For the most up to date information (including timings) check the Planned Roadworks feed. You can view on the Roadworks search page for more search options, or check our regional Twitter feed.

If you have any questions about this improvement scheme, please contact: A19NortontoWynyard@highwaysengland.co.uk.

Timeline

Date Event
Spring 2017 Preliminary design to commence
Spring 2020 Construction to commence
Spring 2022 Road open

Why we need this scheme

Users of the A19 between Norton and Wynyard already experience congestion and delays, particularly during peak hours, which can result in unreliable journey times. Traffic is also expected to grow with new housing and employment developments planned for the area.

Furthermore, the existing concrete surfacing results in a noise issue for local residents.

The scheme in detail

The scheme will benefit local residents and businesses by relieving congestion, improving journey time reliability and network resilience. Replacement of the road surface will also reduce road traffic noise. The scheme will promote growth in the local economy and local area by bringing forward developments in the Tees Valley area, supporting the government’s initiative for growth in the north-east.

Both carriageways will be widened to provide three traffic lanes. The existing speed limit of 70mph will be retained.

The existing section of concrete carriageway will be replaced with low-noise surfacing.

Any current public rights of way including footbridges and underpasses will either be maintained or replaced.

The additional lane in both directions provided between the junctions will help traffic joining or leaving the A19.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:

  • reduce congestion by increasing road capacity
  • significantly reduce traffic noise
  • reduce delays and improve journey reliability
  • make journeys safer by improving the standard and capacity of the road
  • support economic growth by assisting in bringing forward developments in the Tees Valley while supporting the government’s initiative for growth in the north-east

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The A66 westbound at the junction with the A1150 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 March 2020 to 18 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:40 am
Location : The A66 eastbound at the junction with the A1150 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 March 2020 to 18 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:38 am
Location : The A66 westbound between the junctions with the A1150 and the A67 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 March 2020 to 18 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:11 am
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A174 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 April 2020 to 06:00 on 25 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 April 2020 to 28 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:09 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A689 and the junction with the A139 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 March 2020 to 06:00 on 28 March 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:20 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A172 and the junction with the A67 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:03 on 25 March 2020 to 06:00 on 28 April 2020.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 8:03 pm
Location : The A66 westbound between the A1150 and the junction with the A67 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:28 on 23 March 2020 to 06:00 on 18 April 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The A66 eastbound. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:28 on 23 March 2020 to 06:00 on 18 April 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A689 and the junction with the A139 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:28 on 23 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J61 and J60 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 April 2020 to 4 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am

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