Temporary A185 roundabout closure for New Tyne Crossing works

8th June 2011

The roundabout at the junction of the A19 southbound and the A185 to South Shields and Jarrow will be closed from 06:00 on Saturday 11 June until 23:59 on Sunday 12 June.

Straker Street (A185) will be closed in both directions between the Straker Street / Priory Road / Howard Street roundabout to the Straker Street / A19 roundabout, and the A185 will be closed in both directions between the Straker Street / A19 roundabout and the junction of the A185 with Church Bank.  Please note that Church Bank will remain open as usual.

During the roundabout closure motorists will be asked to follow a diversion via the A194 and Lindisfarne Roundabout in order to access and exit the A19 further south. All diversions will be clearly sign-posted in advance of the closure.

Pedestrian routes will be maintained between Jarrow and Low Simonside using the existing, secure footway beneath the A185. 

The Tyne Tunnel will not be affected by these works and will remain open for business as usual throughout.

TT2 and Bouygues Travaux Publics UK apologise for the temporary disruption associated with this element of work, and would like to thank road users for their ongoing patience.

Notes:

  1. Southbound A19 Tyne Tunnel traffic: Motorists leaving the Tyne Tunnel and wishing to reach Jarrow and South Shields should leave the A19 at the Lindisfarne exit and follow a signed diversion via the A194.
  2. Affected A185 traffic: Motorists intending to drive south on the A19 will be asked to follow a diversion via the A194 to Lindisfarne Roundabout in order to access the A19 further south.