Traffic set to face diversions as resurfacing work begins

John Reid Road closure on Whiteleas Way roundabout
John Reid Road closure on Whiteleas Way roundabout

Motorists are facing more delays and diversions as a series of road closures take place to allow for maintenance.

Around a dozen restrictions will be in place over coming weeks as South Tyneside Council carries out resurfacing or patching work on major roads.

This is not part of the work before the Great North Run

South Tyneside Council

The authority has said they have been listed online and advanced warning signs have been put up.

Work due to begin on John Reid Road yesterday at 9.30am had already led to the closure of the road - from the junction at Whiteleas Way and up to Chesterton Road - almost an hour before it was to start.

The council said it is not part of the work carried out before the Great North Run, which will begin after the bank holiday, when gullies will be cleared and grass will be cut.

Work on John Reid Road will continue from 9.30am to 3.30pm until Friday, as will work between Priory Road and Straker Street, Jarrow, from 8pm and 6am.

Northbound closures will be in place on Leam Lane, Hebburn, between York Avenue and Lindisfarne, today and tomorrow from 8pm to 6am for patching work.

Western Approach, from Reed Street to Laygate, will be resurfaced from 8pm to 6am on Friday and Saturday.

Signals will be set up on Waggonway Road and Blackett Street, from Arnold Laver to Rolling Mill Road, Jarrow, on all day Tuesday to Friday for resurfacing.

A slow lane closure will be in place on John Reid Road between Leam Lane and King George Road on Thursday, August 31, and Friday, September 1, from 9.30am to 3.30pm in both directions for maintenance.

On Leam Lane on Monday and Tuesday, September 4 and 5, from 7pm to 6am, on both sides, slow lanes will shut from White Mare Pool to Lindisfarne for maintenance.

A closure will be in place on Westoe Road and Dean Road, South Shields, all day on Sunday September 17 and 24, between Chichester Road and Sunderland Road, for resurfacing.

A new surface will also be laid on Stanhope Road and Parade in South Shields, from the junction of Mortimer Road, all day on Sunday, October 1.