A19 Norton to Wynyard

Widening the A19 between Norton and Wynyard.

Region:  North East
Start date:  2020
Cost:  £75 to £128 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2022
Programme:  

Progress report

During 2018, we have continued to make good progress gathering and collating information to inform our proposed design.

Topographical, environmental and drainage surveys have now been completed and we are currently reviewing them. You can view our scheme announcement brochure which was published last year.

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What's next?

Following the survey reviews, we'll finalise the preliminary design which will be presented for approval in July.

Once the design is signed off, we'll appoint a contractor to take the project through to the next stage.

If you have any questions regarding the surveys, please contact the scheme mailbox on 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
  • help support economic growth by assisting in bringing forward developments in the Tees Valley whilst 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 A1M southbound between junctions J60 and J58 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 April 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2018, 12:50 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J59 and J60 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 April 2019.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 4:25 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J60 and J59 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 April 2019.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 4:23 pm
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A179 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 17 December 2018 to 21 December 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 7 January 2019 to 11 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 14 January 2019 to 18 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 21 January 2019 to 25 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 3:36 pm
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A179 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 17 December 2018 to 21 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 3:36 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J60 and J58 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 15:31 on 11 October 2018 to 06:00 on 29 April 2019.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am

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