Lane Closures on Major Highway
Motorists are advised that a section of a major highway in South Shields will be closed from next week.
The fast lanes on the eastbound section of the A194 from just after the Mill Lane roundabout to the metro bridge overpass will be closed in both directions for 24 hours from Monday, 22 August for up to five days to allow essential drainage repairs to be carried out.
The works are part of overall improvements which will ultimately enhance safety, cut congestion, reduce journey times and improve air quality.
A number of improvements are being carried out to the highway including signalised crossing facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.
The complete improvement will see full signalisation of the Mill Lane roundabout, realignment of the carriageway at one-lane pinchpoints and increasing stacking capacity at the Whitemare Pool and Mill Lane roundabouts.
Drainage, safety barriers and street lighting will also be upgraded, and the road will be resurfaced.
Councillor Ernest Gibson, Lead Member for Transport and Neighbourhoods, said: "While traffic will still be able to use the road, there will inevitably be some disruption while these essential repairs are carried out.
"We apologise for any inconvenience but have planned this to coincide with the school summer holidays where there is usually less traffic on the roads."