A185 Temporary Lane Closures

As part of the ongoing construction of the south junction of the New Tyne Crossing, temporary lane closures will be in place along the link road between the Tyne Tunnel roundabout and the Howard Street roundabout  (Jarrow) from 14th to 28th August.

There will be no access to Jarrow via this link road from the A19 during this two-week closure. Only one lane of southbound traffic will remain open while works take place to widen Straker Street and construct drainage beneath the carriageway.

A temporary traffic diversion will be in place for motorists wishing to access Jarrow from the A19. Drivers will be directed towards the A185 (South Shields) and into Jarrow via Church Bank / Priory Road.

In addition, this work requires the ‘hamburger’ lane across the Tyne Tunnel roundabout to be closed to traffic from 14th – 17th August.

The A19 will be unaffected by these temporary road works and the Tyne Tunnel will remain open for business as usual.