A19 Norton to Wynyard

Widening the A19 between Norton and Wynyard.

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

Progress report

We have completed the initial design and are now working with Balfour Beatty Atkins to get the scheme ready for construction.

We have also carried out a range of work including:

  • ecology surveys
  • geo-physical investigations
  • drainage inspections
  • flood risk assessments

Over the course of finalising detailed design and awarding the construction contract we've been able to make efficiencies. The estimated cost of the project has therefore been reduced from £75-120 million to £60-70 million.

What's next?

We are working with Balfour Beatty Atkins to complete the design ready to start construction in March 2020.

Before then we will:

  • complete surveys
  • finalise the location of the site compound
  • develop a plan of how the works will be carried out including traffic management

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

Roadworks and Events for England

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

Location : The A19 northbound between the A689 and the junction with the A179 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 January 2020 to 06:00 on 25 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:56 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A174 and the A67 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:52 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A179 and the junction with the A689 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:09 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A1130 and the junction with the A172 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 15 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 February 2020.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 6:04 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A689 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 January 2020 to 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 11:37 am
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A689 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 January 2020 to 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 11:37 am
Location : The A19 southbound entry slip from the A689 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 January 2020 to 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 11:37 am
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A689 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 January 2020 to 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 11:37 am
Location : The A19 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 28 January 2020 to 29 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 9:43 am

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