Improvements on Lindisfarne Junction

Highways improvements including dual carriageway widening junction upgrades, flood alleviation and new pedestrian and cycle facilities

North East Chairman (far right) Graham Yates with South Tyneside Council and Galliford Try representatives.
North East Chairman (far right) Graham Yates with South Tyneside Council and Galliford Try representatives.
  • Updated: 09 December, 2016

Project facts

Project team:

  • GallifordTry Infrastructure
  • South Tyneside Council partnership alliance

Cost:

£5.5m

Completed by:

03 July 2017

Website:

www.southtyneside.gov.uk/roadworks

 

What will the project deliver?

The Lindisfarne scheme is the first of a wider programme of strategic transport investment projects that are proposed to help reduce congestion, reinforce the economic potential of the A19 corridor and establish a strategic gateway into South Tyneside. This will not only benefit commuters but people who live in the surrounding residential areas. Drainage works will also be carried out to alleviate the risk of flooding and provide better routes for pedestrians cyclists.

Local impact

The project aims to improve traffic flows and cut journey times especially at peak times as well as reduce the number of accidents in this location.

Interesting facts

  • The road improvements will result in journey time savings of 1,000hours per day. If travel through the junction on both ways during weekdays, reduction of 26 hours spent per year in the car or public transport will be achieve
  • Careful planning and temporary works allowed the world's largest half marathon to safely pass right through the 'site' during the construction period
  • The flood attenuation tank has a capacity of 1125m3. That is over 3 million 330ml bottles of water and equivalent to the total number of drinks given out at 11 Great North Runs.

More project pictures

Improved drainage for Lindisfarne Junction
Improved drainage for Lindisfarne Junction
Flood water retention tank
Flood water retention tank
New drainage works almost complete
New drainage works almost complete
 

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