Haddricks Mill junction
A well-known collision hotspot, we’re making it safer, smoothing traffic flow and upgrading the ageing infrastructure.
Major disruption expected at Haddricks Mill Junction 11-19 July
A rolling programme of temporary road closures will be in place on Haddricks Mill as contractors carry out resurfacing as part of the £4 million improvements to this busy junction.
Signed diversions will be in place and we advising people to use alternative routes.
Six roads converge onto the junction which is used by tens of thousands of commuters each day, before construction began queues built up at peak periods, leading to longer journey times and affecting air quality in the area.
We're realigning the lanes on approach to the junction to improve lane discipline, re-positioning the mini-roundabouts to increase capacity and installing new pedestrian and cycling facilities, better signage and new intelligent crossing controllers and lights.
The new toucan crossings will help balance traffic flow at peak hours – reducing high levels of congestion and improving air quality.
We've also renovated the bridge the junction sits on to expand its lifespan.
The main programme of work began Spring 2019 and should last until September 2020. However, we are committed to minimising disruption and keeping two-way traffic on all approaches – apart from occasional night-time and weekend closures for resurfacing towards the end of the programme.
The works are a scaled down version of the proposals we consulted on in 2016 and addresses many of the concerns raised by residents such as the size of the junction, changes to access to a local housing estate and proposed banned tunes and movements.
The project received £4m from the Government’s Local Growth Deal through the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The Local Growth deal is supporting major capital investments to promote innovation, economic and skills infrastructure and sustainable transport as part of the North East Growth Deal.
Did you know?
Connecting key junctions across the city - the improvements to Haddricks Mill double roundabout are part of a wider package of corridor improvements that run from Cowgate to the north of the city in Gosforth. We have completed work on Cowgate, we're currently working on Killingworth Road and Haddricks Mill and when they are complete, we will start work on Blue House.