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:  2019/20
Cost:  ÂŁ150 million (including Testo's)
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  A19 Testo's and Downhill Lane junction improvements

Progress report

The A19 Downhill Lane team is currently progressing their detailed design for the scheme, whilst also following the Development Consent Order process (DCO).

The DCO for Downhill lane 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 Preliminary Meeting, Issue Specific Hearing (ISH1) and Open Floor Hearing (OFH1) were held on Tuesday 13 August.

Should you wish to represent yourself or an organisation, you can do so at the second Open Floor Hearing, the details of which are set out below;

Date Time Venue Address
Tuesday 15 October 2019 6pm George Washington Hotel Stone Cellar Road, High Usworth, Washington, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE37 1PH

Free parking is available at the venue.

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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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Location : The A194M northbound exit slip to the A1 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 16, 2019, 12:02 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A694 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 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 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J61 and J62 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:20 pm
Location : The A184 eastbound between the A194M and the junction with the A19 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:06 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 January 2020.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:07 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A694 and the junction with the A191 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:06 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A191 and the A694 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:06 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A191 and the junction with the A694 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:06 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J63 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:05 pm
Location : The A194M northbound at the junction with the A1M . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:04 pm
Location : The A194M southbound entry slip from the A1 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:04 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J64 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:03 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 13 December 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:03 pm
Location : The A194M northbound at the junction with the A1M . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:02 on 15 November 2019 to 15:30 on 19 November 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:03 pm
Location : The A194M southbound exit slip to the A1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:02 on 15 November 2019 to 15:30 on 19 November 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:03 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 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:02 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A183 and the A1231 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:02 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:02 pm
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A1290 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:02 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1231 and the junction with the A1290 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:02 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1290 and the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:02 pm
Location : The A19 northbound at the junction with the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:02 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 18 November 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:01 pm
Location : The A1 southbound at the junction with the A694 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 19:58 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 7:59 pm
Location : The A1 northbound at the junction with the A694 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 19:54 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 7:56 pm
Location : The A69 eastbound between the A6085 and the junction with the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 7:01 pm
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A184 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 November 2019 to 06:00 on 17 November 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 3:33 pm
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A184 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 November 2019 to 06:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 3:33 pm
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A184 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 19 November 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 3:33 pm
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A184 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 3:33 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A1056 and the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 16 November 2019 to 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 3:23 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A696 and the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 16 November 2019 to 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 3:23 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 22 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 January 2020.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:05 am
Location : The A184 westbound between the A19 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 November 2019 to 06:00 on 25 November 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 November 2019 to 06:00 on 2 December 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 6 December 2019 to 06:00 on 9 December 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 January 2020 to 06:00 on 13 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:04 am
Location : The A194M northbound entry slip from the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 18 November 2019 to 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 9:03 am
Location : The A194M southbound exit slip to the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 18 November 2019 to 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 9:03 am
Location : The A194M northbound exit slip to the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 18 November 2019 to 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 9:03 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J65 and J64 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 19 November 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2019 to 06:00 on 21 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 12:06 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J63 and J62 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 16:30 from 19 November 2019 to 20 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M southbound exit slip at junction J63 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 16:30 from 19 November 2019 to 20 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M southbound at junction J62 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 21 November 2019 to 16:30 on 21 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M southbound entry slip at junction J63 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 16:30 from 19 November 2019 to 20 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M southbound exit slip at junction J62 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 21 November 2019 to 16:30 on 21 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M southbound entry slip at junction J64 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 18 November 2019 to 16:30 on 18 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J64 and J63 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 18 November 2019 to 16:30 on 18 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M southbound at junction J63 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 18 November 2019 to 16:30 on 18 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J65 and J64 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 18 November 2019 to 16:30 on 18 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:29 am
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A69 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:30 from 16 November 2019 to 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 9:53 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A69 and the junction with the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:30 from 16 November 2019 to 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 9:53 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 18 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A69 and the junction with the A694 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A696 and the junction with the A69 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 1 February 2020.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A69 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
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 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J63 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 23:59 on 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J63 and J62 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 23:59 on 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm

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