Work to start to improve roundabout

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Work is to take place improving a road junction in Earsdon.

The roundabout by the Red Lion pub on Earsdon Road is to feature a number of changes for the benefits of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

These include:

l Changing the lane priorities on the approaches to the roundabout from Earsdon Road to enable a right turn from both lanes for eastbound traffic and a left turn from both lanes for westbound traffic;

l Widening the pavement at the northern side of the roundabout near to the pub and undertaking minor alterations to the footway link;

l Installing improved and additional signage and erecting new safety barriers at the northern side of the roundabout.

The delivery of the scheme will be managed on behalf of North Tyneside Council by its partner Capita.

Work will be carried out at off-peak periods. It is due to begin on Monday, March 14, and last around two weeks.

Coun John Harrison, cabinet member for housing and transport, said: “The council and its partners are making a big investment in North Tyneside’s road network.

“We want to make it easier to travel within the borough as well as improve road safety.”

“Some major highway improvements schemes are already underway such as on the Coast Road.

“But there are also other schemes such as this, which although smaller, support our efforts to ensure this is a thriving and prosperous borough as well as a great place to live.”

The scheme is being funded by the Local Transport Road Safety Budget with a contribution from Taylor Wimpey who developed the nearby West Park housing development.

Earsdon Road is a primary link road and used by over 21,000 vehicles each day.