Weekend works have been postponed

Works scheduled for this weekend as part of construction for the New Tyne Crossing project has been postponed until 18.00 on Tuesday 12th May.

Construction of the second vehicle tunnel under the Tyne, part of the New Tyne Crossing project, requires a gas main to be diverted north of the existing Tyne Tunnel. The works have necessitated weekend lane closures of the A19, during which time diversion routes have been in place.

The Tyne Tunnel will remain open and fully operational throughout these works.

Phase Three of this process will now take place from 18.00 hours on Tuesday 12th May until 08.00 hours on Wednesday 13th May; road works will take place on A187 Howdon By-pass requiring a temporary lane closure.

Temporary traffic signals will be operating during the closure of the southbound lanes of the A187.

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