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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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 A1M southbound between junctions J63 and J62 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 June 2018 to 05:30 on 24 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:50 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J63 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 June 2018 to 05:30 on 23 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:31 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A189 and the junction with the A1068 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 June 2018 to 05:30 on 27 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A193 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A694 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 June 2018 to 24 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 6 July 2018 to 06:00 on 7 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 July 2018 to 19 July 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A694 and the junction with the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 28 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A694 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 June 2018 to 24 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A191 and the junction with the A1058 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 June 2018 to 30 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A694 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 28 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1056 and the junction with the A1171 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 June 2018 to 06:00 on 24 June 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 northbound exit slip to the A694 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 June 2018 to 24 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A182 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A167 Washington Birtley and the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 June 2018 to 06:00 on 28 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A1171 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 June 2018 to 06:00 on 24 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A191 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:05 on 18 June 2018 to 06:00 on 13 July 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A189 and the junction with the A1171 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 June 2018 to 06:00 on 24 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A167 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 June 2018 to 06:00 on 28 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A694 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 June 2018 to 24 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 June 2018 to 06:00 on 28 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A694 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 June 2018 to 06:00 on 29 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 July 2018 to 13 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 northbound exit slip to the A167 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 June 2018 to 06:00 on 28 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
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 23 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 June 2018 to 06:00 on 29 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 July 2018 to 13 July 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A182 Murton and the junction with the A690 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A194M and the A167 Washington Birtley . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 June 2018 to 06:00 on 28 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A1058 and the A193 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 27 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A191 and the junction with the A184 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:07 on 18 June 2018 to 06:00 on 19 July 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A191 and the junction with the A1058 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 21 June 2018 to 06:00 on 7 July 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A191 and the junction with the A694 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 June 2018 to 24 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 6 July 2018 to 06:00 on 7 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 July 2018 to 19 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 northbound at the junction with the A189 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 June 2018 to 06:00 on 24 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 June 2018 to 06:00 on 28 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A189 and the junction with the A1068 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 June 2018 to 05:30 on 26 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A182 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 11:50 on 4 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
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 23 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A1068 and the junction with the A189 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 June 2018 to 05:30 on 26 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1056 and the A189 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 June 2018 to 06:00 on 24 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A69 westbound between the A1 and the junction with the A6085 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 June 2018 to 04:00 on 23 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A1068 and the junction with the A189 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 June 2018 to 05:30 on 27 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A182 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A690 and the junction with the A182 Murton. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A182 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 08:30 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A696 northbound between the A1 and the junction with the B6918 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 28 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 June 2018 to 23:59 on 28 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am

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