Why we are investing for our future
Over a number of years, businesses and residents in Newcastle have told us about issues they face on our highways. Successful cities demand a transport network that supports its people to access employment and services, and enables its businesses to prosper. We want Newcastle to be the best it can be and that means making big changes.
The last big investment in our roads was over 30 years ago which is why our current network struggles to cope with the volume of traffic.
In the same way as we are working with Nexus to renew the Metro network, we need to work with you to do the same with our highways and public spaces.
Our plan is completely transform Newcastle’s transport infrastructure to make it easier and better to get around. Our plans will take traffic out of the city centre to make it a safer and better place for residents, visitors and shoppers – pedestrian access within the city centre takes priority. We will improve key junctions to smooth traffic flows and reduce congestion, and link up the city with major routes such as the A19 and A1.
Below you can find out more information on our major projects, which link to different scheme,
Connecting key junctions across the city - Blue House to Haddricks Mill roundabouts
Blue House roundabout on the Great North Road, the junctions off Jesmond Dene Road with Osborne Road, and Ilford Road, and the Haddricks Mill double roundabout in South Gosforth will benefit from a package of improvements to improve safety, smooth traffic flow and reduce congestion. The junctions form part of a key corridor that runs across the city from Cowgate to the north of the city in Gosforth. Both junctions suffer from high levels of congestion and delays and are well-known collision hotspots.
City Centre North
We're investing over £10m overhaul the city's roads to make it easier for people on foot, on bikes and buses to get around whilst improving safety and cutting down on pollution.
Gosforth Transport Improvements
The Gosforth changes are part of a much bigger transport plan with other schemes around the city that taken together will improve access around and across Newcastle and into the city centre for pedestrians, cyclists, freight and motorists, making Newcastle one of the easiest cities in the UK to get around.