Roadworks on the way at roundabout

Seaton Burn roundabout which is being closed for resurfacing.
Seaton Burn roundabout which is being closed for resurfacing.

THE A19 roundabout at Seaton Burn will be closed for part of this weekend so that resurfacing works can be carried out.

Travellers heading through North Tyneside face disruption for a day and a half as contractors working for the Highways Agency make improvements to the Fisher Lane roundabout.

The roundabout will be closed from 8pm on Saturday until 6am on Monday, with signed diversions being put in place.

During the closure period, only emergency services vehicles will be allowed to use the roundabout.

Highways Agency project manager Shaun Cullumbine said: “This work will improve the road surface and reduce the need for further roadworks at the roundabout.

“We have planned these works to take place over a weekend, when traffic flows are lower, in order to minimise the disruption to drivers and local residents.

“During the works, we advise road users to plan their journeys to avoid delays.

“Safety is our top priority, and for the safety of road users and road workers, we encourage all drivers to drive carefully along the diversion routes, keeping within the speed limit, and concentrating on the road ahead.”