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 application for an order granting development consent was accepted by the Planning Inspectorate on 22 February 2019. The Planning Inspectorate has three months to prepare for the examination and during this stage you can register to become an interested party on the website.

Registration closes on Tuesday 16 April 2019 at 11.59pm

What's next?

Following the three month pre-examination period, the Planning Inspectorate will have up to six months to carry out the examination. During this stage interested parties who have registered are invited to write to the inspectorate with their views. Careful consideration is given to all submissions, any supporting evidence and answers provided to the Examining Authority’s questions set out in writing or posed at hearings.

The Planning Inspectorate must prepare a report on the application to the Secretary of State for Transport, including a recommendation, within three months of the six month examination stage.

The Secretary of State then has three months to make the decision on whether to grant or refuse permission for the scheme to be built. Once a decision has been made there is a six-week period in which the decision may be challenged in the High Court. This process of legal challenge is known as Judicial Review.

Timeline

Date Event
21 November 2016 to 6 January 2017 Non-statutory consultation
11 September 2017 to 22 October 2017 Statutory consultation
25 January 2019 Draft Development Consent Order (DCO) submitted
22 February 2019 Acceptance Decision from Planning Inspectorate
Spring / summer 2019 DCO hearings

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

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J61 and J62 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:00 on 19 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 8:01 am
Location : The A194M southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 19 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 8:01 am
Location : The A194M southbound entry slip from the A195 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 19 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 8:01 am
Location : The A194M northbound between the A195 and the junction with the A184 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 19 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 8:01 am
Location : The A194M northbound exit slip to the A195 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 19 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 8:01 am
Location : The A194M northbound at the junction with the A1M . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 19 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 8:01 am
Location : The A194M southbound exit slip to the A195 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 19 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 8:01 am
Location : The A19 northbound between the A181 and the junction with the A182 Murton. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 12 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:05 am
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 September 2019 to 06:00 on 26 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 7:14 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 September 2019 to 06:00 on 26 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 7:14 pm
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A167 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 September 2019 to 30 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 September 2019 to 30 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A1290 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2019 to 06:00 on 23 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 September 2019 to 06:00 on 30 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 4 October 2019 to 06:00 on 7 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 October 2019 to 06:00 on 28 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1 northbound exit slip to the A696 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1 northbound exit slip to the A167 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 September 2019 to 30 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A696 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 September 2019 to 06:00 on 26 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A696 and the junction with the A69 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 September 2019 to 06:00 on 26 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 southbound entry slip from the A186 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2019 to 06:00 on 21 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A69 and the junction with the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J63 and J65 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A183 and the A1231 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2019 to 06:00 on 23 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 September 2019 to 06:00 on 30 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 4 October 2019 to 06:00 on 7 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J63 and J65 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 September 2019 to 30 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A194 and the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2019 to 06:00 on 23 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 September 2019 to 06:00 on 30 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J63 and J62 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 25 September 2019 to 15:00 on 25 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A191 and the junction with the A189 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J64 and J65 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 September 2019 to 30 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A696 and the junction with the A69 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J63 and J65 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 September 2019 to 06:00 on 30 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A1290 and the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2019 to 06:00 on 23 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 September 2019 to 06:00 on 30 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 4 October 2019 to 06:00 on 7 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A1290 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2019 to 06:00 on 23 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 September 2019 to 06:00 on 30 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 4 October 2019 to 06:00 on 7 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 October 2019 to 06:00 on 28 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J65 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 September 2019 to 30 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A194M and the junction with the A692 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 September 2019 to 30 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1058 and the junction with the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J65 and J63 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 25 September 2019 to 15:00 on 25 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 southbound exit slip to the A191 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2019 to 06:00 on 21 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J64 and J63 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 northbound at the junction with the A184 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2019 to 06:00 on 23 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 September 2019 to 06:00 on 30 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 4 October 2019 to 06:00 on 7 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J63 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 September 2019 to 30 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A191 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J63 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 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 20 September 2019 to 06:00 on 18 November 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J63 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 23 September 2019 to 16:30 on 23 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 northbound entry slip from the A191 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M northbound entry slip at junction J63 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 September 2019 to 30 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1231 and the junction with the A1290 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2019 to 06:00 on 23 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 September 2019 to 06:00 on 30 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 4 October 2019 to 06:00 on 7 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the junctions with the A184 and the A194 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2019 to 06:00 on 23 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 September 2019 to 06:00 on 30 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 4 October 2019 to 06:00 on 7 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A189 and the junction with the A186 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A194M and the junction with the A692 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 September 2019 to 06:00 on 30 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A1056 and the junction with the A1058 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2019 to 06:00 on 21 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A69 and the junction with the A696 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A194M northbound exit slip to the A1 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 25 September 2019 to 15:00 on 25 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1 southbound. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 September 2019 to 06:00 on 26 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J63 and J62 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 23 September 2019 to 16:30 on 23 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 southbound entry slip from the A1056 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2019 to 06:00 on 21 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 northbound exit slip to the A1056 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A194M northbound between the A195 and the junction with the A184 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 25 September 2019 to 15:00 on 25 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A184 and the junction with the A1290 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 14:00 on 15 September 2019 to 06:00 on 25 November 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A69 eastbound between the A6085 and the junction with the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 21 September 2019 to 04:00 on 22 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm

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