Downhill Lane junction improvement

To improve the Downhill Lane junction in conjunction with the Testo's junction as a programme of works.

Region:  North East
Start date:  2020-21
Cost:  ÂŁ53.8 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  A19 Testo's and Downhill Lane junction improvements

Progress report

On 20 December 2019 the Examining Authority responsible for deciding on the Development Consent Order (DCO) made a request for further information and changes to the timetable for the A19 Downhill Lane Junction Improvement Examination.

The DCO is in the examination period, meaning that the Planning Inspectorate has up to six months to carry out the examination. During this stage interested parties who have registered by making a relevant representation are invited to provide more details of their views in writing. Careful consideration is given by the Examining Authority to all the important and relevant matters including the representations of all interested parties, any supporting evidence submitted and answers provided to the Examining Authority’s questions set out in writing or posed at hearings.

What's next?

The DCO process is continuing with responses to the additional questions due by 7 January 2020. Interested parties will have been contacted direct and invited to respond by 14 January 2020.

Why we need this scheme

The Downhill Lane junction improvement aims to provide enhanced capacity on the junction between the A19 and the A1290 in Sunderland, supporting the plans for the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP). The IAMP development is a joint venture between Sunderland and South Tyneside Councils. It will be located across the Councils’ boundaries north of the Nissan car plant, alongside the A19 to the west of Downhill Lane junction. The two local authorities have a shared ambition to develop a high quality strategic employment site for advanced manufacturing that will attract national and international business investment and facilitate job creation. The IAMP is predicted to create up to 7850 new jobs and attract £295 million investment by 2026/27. The junction at Downhill Lane will provide access to the strategic road network from the IAMP.

The scheme in detail

The preferred route for Downhill Lane is the construction of a new bridge to the south of the existing (A1290) bridge across the A19. Together with the existing bridge this would form a more traditional roundabout junction layout above the A19. The existing north-bound and south-bound A19 slip roads would be realigned to tie in with the new elevated roundabout. To the north of the junction, these would serve as link roads between Downhill Lane junction and the proposed new Testo's junction roundabout. The slip roads south of the junction would provide direct access to and from the A19.

The scheme would provide improved connectivity with the local road network. Facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders would be enhanced by providing a separate non-motorised user bridge over the A19 and Washington Road.

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

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Location : The A1 southbound between the A696 and the junction with the A694 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:48 on 11 May 2020 to 06:00 on 27 June 2020.
Posted: May 24, 2020, 4:23 pm
Location : The A1 southbound. Name : A1 southbound access at a minor junction between A1056 and A696/A167 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 13:26 on 6 May 2020 to 06:00 on 6 August 2020.
Posted: May 24, 2020, 4:02 pm
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 May 2020 to 07:30 on 31 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 23, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The A1 northbound exit slip to the A69 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 30 May 2020 to 07:00 on 31 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 23, 2020, 6:12 pm
Location : The A69 eastbound. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 30 May 2020 to 07:00 on 31 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 23, 2020, 6:12 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1018 and the A690 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 06:00 on 27 May 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 23, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A194M northbound exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 May 2020 to 05:30 on 27 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 11:32 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A692 and the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 10 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 June 2020 to 4 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 10:43 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A692 and the junction with the A194M . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 May 2020 to 06:00 on 24 July 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 10:43 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A194 and the junction with the A184 . 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 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A69 and the junction with the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2020 to 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 13 July 2020 to 18 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:01 pm
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2020 to 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 13 July 2020 to 18 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:01 pm
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2020 to 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 13 July 2020 to 18 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:01 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A696 and the junction with the A1056 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2020 to 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 13 July 2020 to 18 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:01 pm
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A696 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2020 to 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 13 July 2020 to 18 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:01 pm
Location : The A1 northbound exit slip to the A1056 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2020 to 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 13 July 2020 to 18 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:01 pm
Location : The A194M southbound between junction J1 and the A1M . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 28 May 2020 to 23:59 on 28 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 6:12 pm
Location : The A194M northbound between the A1M and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 28 May 2020 to 23:59 on 28 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 6:12 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A1056 and the junction with the A696 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 13:27 on 6 May 2020 to 06:00 on 13 June 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 3:33 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A1290 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 19 May 2020 to 06:00 on 29 June 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1231 and the A1290 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1231 and the junction with the A1290 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A690 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:01 on 24 November 2019 to 06:00 on 31 August 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A690 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 August 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A694 and the junction with the A696 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 14:25 on 13 May 2020 to 06:00 on 5 September 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 May 2020 to 06:00 on 6 June 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1290 and the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 May 2020 to 06:00 on 29 May 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 June 2020 to 06:00 on 3 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A184 westbound between the A19 and the junction with the A194M . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 May 2020 to 06:00 on 29 May 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 June 2020 to 06:00 on 3 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 14:23 on 13 May 2020 to 06:00 on 5 September 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm

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