Killingworth Road Bridge Renewal and Highway Improvement Scheme
Click here for our leaflet (pdf 4.1MB).
Killingworth Road in Newcastle will be closed from 20 July until Spring 2018 as part of a £13.5m investment project to widen the road and install a new Metro bridge at a well-known pinch point.
We are working with Nexus to 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.
Metro operator Nexus will use this opportunity to replace their bridge and upgrade the train tracks, resulting in Metro services being disrupted for 34 days during this summer.
The councils, Nexus, bus operators and other partners are working together to minimise disruption and diversions will be in place. Plans include timings on traffic signals tweaked across the network to smooth traffic flow, temporary bus lanes to prioritise buses through key junctions, with additional buses and pricing incentives to encourage more people to use public transport. We will also close Salters Bridge to reduce traffic through residential areas.
This work is part of our Re-newcastle programme of investment into our Newcastle's highways and key junctions - the biggest investment in our city's roads in over 30 years.
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Here's Cllr Ainsley telling us more about the works.
Help to plan your journey and get information about roadworks
Download our new app in advance of the closure to keep up to date about the roadworks and for help on planning your journey. You can do so by searching for GoSmarter (without a space) in the app store or go here. We will be able to use this app to contact people and let them know about issues on the roads and other ways to travel during the roadworks.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to keep up to date with all of the latest developments. North Tyneside residents can email updateNT@newcastle.gov.uk to get information from Newcastle and North Tyneside councils.