A19 Testos junction improvement

To improve the Testos junction in conjunction with Downhill Lane junction as a programme of works.

Region:  North East
Start date:  December 2018
Cost:  ¬£130 million (including Downhill Lane)
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  March 2021
Programme:  A19 Testos and Downhill Lane junction improvements

Progress report

The examination of our Development Consent Order application was closed by the Examiner at 1pm on 26 March 2018.

What's next?

The findings and conclusions arising from the examination, together with the Examiner's recommendation, will be sent to the Secretary of State for Transport by 26 June 2018. The Secretary of State for Transport will make a final decision by September 2018.

Timeline

Date Event
May 2018 Examination Period Complete
July 2018 Draft Development Consent Order submitted
November 2018 Secretary of State for Transport approval
January 2019 Start of works

Why we need this scheme

The Testos junction suffers severe congestion at peak times, with delays of up to four minutes per vehicle. Traffic flows through the junction are forecast to be approximately 83,400 vehicles every day by 2033 (based on 2014 estimates). The proposed Testos improvements aim to improve journey time (savings of around four minutes by 2036) and increase capacity.

The proposals also aim to improve safety for both road users and non-motorised users.

Despite Testos and Downhill Lane having separate start of work dates, January 2019 for Testos and September 2019 for Downhill Lane, both would be constructed in parallel by the same team resulting in an open for traffic date of March 2021 for both junctions.

The scheme in detail

Our preferred route raises the A19 carriageway above ground level to carry it above the existing roundabout. This involves construction of a structure to carry A19 traffic over the existing roundabout.

Access to the junction to and from the raised A19 carriageway would be via new slip roads and access to the Downhill Lane junction would be provided via two parallel distributor roads that link to the south facing slip roads.

The existing bridleway bridge to the north of Testos junction would be removed and new routes through the junction would be provided for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders. Two balancing ponds would be created, one at the south east end of the scheme and one to the north west.

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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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A193 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:03 on 19 October 2018 to 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:05 pm
Location : The A184 eastbound between the A194M and the junction with the A19 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:04 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A193 and the junction with the A1058 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:03 pm
Location : The A19 northbound at the junction with the A193 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:03 pm
Location : The A19 southbound at the junction with the A191 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:03 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A186 and the junction with the A1058 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:03 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A186 and the junction with the A193 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:03 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A193 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:03 pm
Location : The A184 eastbound entry slip from the A194M . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:02 pm
Location : The A1 southbound. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:02 pm
Location : The A1 northbound. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:02 pm
Location : The A1 northbound. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:02 pm
Location : The A1 southbound. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:02 pm
Location : The A194M southbound entry slip from the A195 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:01 pm
Location : The A194M southbound exit slip to the A195 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:01 pm
Location : The A194M northbound entry slip from the A195 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:01 pm
Location : The A194M northbound exit slip to the A195 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:01 pm
Location : The A184 eastbound between the junctions with the A194M and the A19 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 19:53 on 19 October 2018 to 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 6:55 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J63 and J62 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 October 2018 to 05:30 on 24 October 2018.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 3:12 pm
Location : The A1M southbound at junction J63 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 October 2018 to 05:30 on 23 October 2018.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 3:12 pm
Location : The A1M southbound exit slip at junction J63 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 October 2018 to 05:30 on 23 October 2018.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 3:12 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J65 and J63 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 October 2018 to 05:30 on 23 October 2018.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 3:12 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J63 and J62 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 October 2018 to 05:30 on 25 October 2018.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 3:12 pm
Location : The A1 northbound exit slip to the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 21 October 2018 to 26 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 28 October 2018 to 2 November 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 4 November 2018 to 9 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 4:03 am
Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 21 October 2018 to 26 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 28 October 2018 to 2 November 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 4 November 2018 to 9 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 4:01 am
Location : The A184 eastbound between the A194M and the junction with the A19 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:03 on 18 October 2018 to 06:00 on 27 October 2018.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 7:03 pm
Location : The A184 westbound between the A19 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 October 2018 to 06:00 on 26 October 2018.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 4:10 pm
Location : The A184 westbound between the junctions with the A19 and the A194M . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 October 2018 to 26 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 4:10 pm
Location : The A184 westbound between the A19 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 October 2018 to 26 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 4:10 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A182 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 2:10 pm
Location : The A19 southbound entry slip from the A182 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 2:10 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A182 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:20 on 5 October 2018 to 06:00 on 24 October 2018.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 2:10 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A690 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 05:00 on 21 October 2018 to 12:00 on 21 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 1:35 pm
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A690 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 05:00 on 21 October 2018 to 12:00 on 21 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 1:35 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A193 and the junction with the A1058 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:06 on 15 October 2018 to 06:00 on 27 October 2018.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 10:49 am
Location : The A194M southbound exit slip to the A195 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 1 October 2018 to 06:00 on 17 November 2018.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 10:48 am
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A193 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:06 on 15 October 2018 to 06:00 on 27 October 2018.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 10:46 am
Location : The A194M northbound exit slip to the A195 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 1 October 2018 to 06:00 on 17 November 2018.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 10:44 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A1068 and the junction with the A189 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2018 to 06:00 on 21 October 2018.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:41 am
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A1171 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2018 to 06:00 on 21 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:41 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A1068 and the junction with the A189 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2018 to 06:00 on 21 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:41 am
Location : The A194M southbound entry slip from the A195 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 24 October 2018 to 26 October 2018.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:10 am
Location : The A194M southbound exit slip to the A195 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 24 October 2018 to 26 October 2018.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:10 am
Location : The A194M northbound at the junction with the A1M . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 24 October 2018 to 26 October 2018.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:10 am
Location : The A194M southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A1 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 24 October 2018 to 26 October 2018.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:10 am
Location : The A194M northbound between the A195 and the junction with the A184 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 24 October 2018 to 26 October 2018.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:10 am
Location : The A194M northbound exit slip to the A195 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 24 October 2018 to 26 October 2018.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:10 am
Location : The A194M southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A1 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 22 October 2018 to 15:30 on 22 October 2018.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J64 and J63 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 22 October 2018 to 15:30 on 22 October 2018.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The A1M southbound at junction J63 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 22 October 2018 to 15:30 on 22 October 2018.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm

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