Killingworth Road update April 2020
Following a decision to suspend all roadworks except for essential repairs, we have since reviewed the situation and works to Killingworth Road will restart from 28 April. You can read more here
Salters Bridge update
Salters Bridge opened to vehicles from the 13 October 2019.
We know some residents and community groups have concerns about traffic using the bridge again and we are closely monitoring the situation.
We have not decided on the long-term future of the bridge and we will consult on in 2020. More details to follow.
In 2017, we worked with Nexus to install a new Metro bridge and widen the road which leads on to Haddricks Mill roundabouts in South Gosforth, to reduce congestion, smooth traffic flow and increase safety to one of the main commuter routes into Newcastle.
The next stage of the project was to divert three major gas pipes and further utilities work.
The project was beset with difficulties during the gas pipes replacement programme with Northern Gas Networks which caused it to severely over-run.
We are now in the last stages of the works with installing widened footpaths, cycle lane, bus lane, vehicle lane and safer crossings.
Construction work will continue into 2020.
Once complete, the project will improve air quality, reduce journey times and improve public transport reliability on one of the major commuter routes into the city.
Did you know?
Connecting key junctions across the city - the improvements to Killingworth Road 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.