January 2018 update
A petition from people objecting to the loss of trees and bus shelters was presented to the council on Wednesday 10 January. Work will not start until after councillors' response to the petition has been taken into account.
December 2017 update
Great North Road – Broadway East and West to Brunton Lane Improvements
We are now in a position to carry out the improvement works proposed for Great North Road, between Broadway East and West and Brunton Lane.
You can view the proposals here (1.95 mb)
These works are proposed to start early January 2018, and will take approximately 11 months to complete.
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, occasionaly 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.
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 CR4 Broadway to Brunton engagement report (July 2016) here. (pdf, 2.85mb)