Major works to get under way on A19

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Major roadworks are to begin on a key transport link in North Tyneside.

Improvement work at Howdon interchange on the A19 will start its second phase on Monday, June 15.

We’re pleased the second phase can begin to improve Howdon Interchange

Highways England project manager, Andrew Brown

Work is taking place to install part-time traffic signals, renew road signs, and improve road markings.

The work will be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am, Monday evenings through to Saturday mornings, and is planned to be completed by Tuesday, July 14.

Highways England project manager, Andrew Brown, said: “We’re pleased the second phase can begin to improve Howdon interchange, work that will reduce congestion and improve safety.

“We ask that drivers be aware of the lane closures and take care travelling through the roadworks.”

During the work temporary traffic management will be installed on the one mile stretch of the A19 from Silverlink roundabout to Howdon interchange. During the work the southbound A19 will be reduced to one lane overnight.

During the final week of work the interchange and local approach roads will be closed at off peak times during the day from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

At stages during the work the southbound exit and entry slip roads, northbound entry slip road and part of the roundabout will also be closed.

Suitable diversion routes will be put in place when necessary during the work.