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

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Location : The A184 eastbound between the junctions with the A194M and the A19 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 2 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 4:10 pm
Location : The A696 southbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 July 2019 to 4 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 5:09 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A694 and the junction with the A69 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 July 2019 to 20 July 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 5:04 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 16 July 2019 to 20 July 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 5:04 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 16 July 2019 to 20 July 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A184 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 16 July 2019 to 20 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A69 and the A694 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 July 2019 to 20 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 5:04 am
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 16 July 2019 to 20 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 southbound between the A191 and the junction with the A694 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 July 2019 to 20 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 5:04 am
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J62 and J63 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 July 2019 to 06:00 on 23 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 15, 2019, 7:20 pm
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 22 July 2019 to 06:00 on 23 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 15, 2019, 7:20 pm
Location : The A1 northbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 July 2019 to 06:00 on 23 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 15, 2019, 7:19 pm
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A694 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 July 2019 to 06:00 on 23 July 2019.
Posted: July 15, 2019, 7:19 pm
Location : The A1 northbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 July 2019 to 06:00 on 23 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 15, 2019, 7:19 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A191 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 July 2019 to 06:00 on 23 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 15, 2019, 7:19 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A184 and the junction with the A694 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 July 2019 to 06:00 on 23 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 15, 2019, 7:19 pm
Location : The A1 northbound exit slip to the A694 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 July 2019 to 06:00 on 23 July 2019.
Posted: July 15, 2019, 7:19 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A690 and the junction with the A182 Murton. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 July 2019 to 06:00 on 23 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 15, 2019, 7:13 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A182 Murton and the junction with the A690 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 July 2019 to 06:00 on 23 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 15, 2019, 7:13 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 20 July 2019 to 07:00 on 21 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 13, 2019, 6:12 pm
Location : The A69 westbound between the A1 and the junction with the A6085 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 20 July 2019 to 07:00 on 21 July 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 13, 2019, 6:12 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A694 and the junction with the A19 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:02 on 20 June 2019 to 06:00 on 27 July 2019.
Posted: July 12, 2019, 4:05 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J64 and J63 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:30 from 17 July 2019 to 19 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 12, 2019, 1:15 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J63 and J65 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:30 from 17 July 2019 to 19 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 12, 2019, 1:15 pm
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 July 2019 to 02:00 on 18 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound entry slip from the A1056 . 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 July 2019 to 27 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A184 and the junction with 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 22 July 2019 to 26 July 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 July 2019 to 2 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A183 and the junction with the A690 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 July 2019 to 06:00 on 18 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
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 01:00 on 17 July 2019 to 05:00 on 17 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
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 17 July 2019 to 05:30 on 18 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A690 and the junction with the A183 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 July 2019 to 06:00 on 17 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the A1056 and the junction with the A197 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 July 2019 to 02:00 on 18 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A189 and the junction with the A186 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 July 2019 to 05:30 on 17 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A184 eastbound between the A194M and the junction with the A19 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 9 June 2019 to 06:00 on 2 August 2019.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the A19 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 16 July 2019 to 02:00 on 17 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1056 and the A19 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 July 2019 to 02:00 on 19 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A690 and the junction with the A1018 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 July 2019 to 06:00 on 20 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A185 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 July 2019 to 06:00 on 2 August 2019.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1231 and the junction with the A194 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 19 July 2019 to 06:00 on 22 July 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A185 and the junction with the A194 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 July 2019 to 06:00 on 22 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A690 and the junction with the A183 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 July 2019 to 06:00 on 18 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1018 and the junction with the A690 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 July 2019 to 06:00 on 19 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A183 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 16 July 2019 to 06:00 on 17 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A1018 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 19 July 2019 to 06:00 on 20 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 northbound between the A191 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 16 July 2019 to 05:30 on 17 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A1056 and the A19 . 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 July 2019 to 27 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A194 and the junction with the A1231 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 19 July 2019 to 06:00 on 22 July 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A19 southbound between the A690 and the junction with the A1018 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 July 2019 to 06:00 on 19 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 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 17 July 2019 to 05:30 on 18 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the junctions with the A19 and the A1056 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 July 2019 to 02:00 on 18 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J63 and J64 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 July 2019 to 23:59 on 16 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A696 southbound between the junctions with the B6918 and the A1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 20:00 from 21 July 2019 to 24 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm

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