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

Roadworks and Events for England

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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: August 8, 2020, 10:00 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A1290 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 17 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A1290 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 17 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from 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 8 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A696 northbound between the junctions with the A1 and the B6918 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A191 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound exit slip to the A69 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A694 and the junction with the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A69 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 northbound exit slip to the A696 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A1056 and the junction with the A696 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 4:00 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A694 and the junction with the A696 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 8 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 4:00 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A183 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:00 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 5 October 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 9:01 pm
Location : The A184 eastbound between the junctions with the A194M and the A19 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:29 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:30 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:25 pm
Location : The A1M southbound entry slip at junction J63 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:20 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 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:05 pm
Location : The A19 northbound. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:05 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 5 October 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:00 pm
Location : The A1 southbound. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 2:30 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A167 Washington Birtley and the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 9 August 2020 to 03:30 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 12:00 pm
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 9 August 2020 to 03:30 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 12:00 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:52 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A1056 and the junction with the A1058 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:52 am
Location : The A19 southbound. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:52 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:52 am
Location : The A19 southbound between the A1056 and the junction with the A1058 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:50 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1056 and the A189 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 06:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 9:50 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A167 Washington Birtley and the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:30 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:10 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A692 and the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:30 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:10 pm
Location : The A1 southbound at the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:30 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:10 pm
Location : The A1 southbound. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 12 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:11 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A692 and the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A167 Washington Birtley and the junction with the A692 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A692 and the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A692 and the A167 Washington Birtley. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A1 southbound at the junction with the A167 Washington Birtley. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1056 and the A189 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 02:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A189 and the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 02:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A189 and the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 August 2020 to 02:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1056 and the A189 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 August 2020 to 02:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A189 and the junction with the A186 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 02:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A191 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 14 August 2020 to 02:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:23 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: August 3, 2020, 4:51 pm
Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A696 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A696 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 1 August 2020 to 06:00 on 10 August 2020.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 7:01 pm
Location : The A184 eastbound between the A194M and the junction with the A19 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:05 on 31 July 2020 to 06:00 on 5 October 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 7:05 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A690 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 14 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 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: July 31, 2020, 12:28 pm
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A690 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 17 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 24 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am

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