The white line is a temporary edge of carriageway line which is in place to create a safe working zone for the workers constructing the new cycle track off the highway.

Cyclists are advised NOT to enter this space as it is not a cycle lane, but to ride in the nearside lane (lane one).

Cyclists can report any abusive or dangerous driving behaviour to Northumbria Police via telephone 101 or email Op.Cadence@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

Great North Road – Broadway East and West to Brunton Lane Improvements

Our teams are on site and work will last until Winter 2018.

The initial works include:

  • introduction of 30mph speed limit in both directions
  • off-peak (9.30am-3.30pm) removal of existing road markings
  • application of new temporary road markings (weather permitting)

In order to carry out the works safely and efficiently, and in order to minimise disruption while Killingworth Road is closed and other roadworks in the area are ongoing, the works will be carried out in a number of phases.

The first phase of works will be carried out largely within the grass verge and existing footpath east of the two southbound lanes, between Glamis Avenue and Polwarth Drive.

Wherever possible, two lanes will be maintained in both directions.  However, occassionaly we will need to introduce temporary lane closures and traffic signals.

A temporary speed limit of 30mph will be introduced, between Broadway East and West and Brunton Lane. This will be in both directions for the duration of works.

The white lines and changes of the road markings on the Great North Road have been put in place to narrow the road to allow construction work  to be undertaken and to avoid shutting lanes.

The white line is a temporary edge of carriageway line which is in place to create a safe working zone for the workers constructing the new cycle track off the highway.

While the majority of the works will be carried out during normal working hours Monday to Friday, some works will need to be carried out overnight or at weekends.

When we carry out resurfacing works at the side road junctions, some of these roads will need to be closed temporarily for short durations.  We will notify those affected by these works nearer the time.

We apologise in advance for the unavoidable noise and disruption, however it will be kept to a minimum at all times.

You can view the updated proposals here (1.95 mb). You can view the residents' letter here.

You can view the CR4 Broadway to Brunton engagement report (July 2016) here. (pdf, 2.85mb)

Information regarding petition 

A petition from people objecting to the loss of trees and bus shelters was presented to the council on Wednesday 10 January. You can find out more on our response to this here.

Additional information

 

Page last updated: 
28 March 2018
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