Dash cam footage shows what it's like to drive over new Testo's flyover as A19 traffic is able to pass over roundabout for the first time

This is what it’s like to travel over the new £124.5 million bridge built to tackle a congestion hotspot on the A19.

Monday, 7th June 2021, 2:40 pm

It means motorists no long have to negotiate the junction with the A184 Newcastle Road and can continue north or south without stopping, with new sliproads created to join up with the A19

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Highways England has shared drone photos taken after the new stretch of A19 opened above Testo's Roundabout at Boldon.

The route opened early today, with our photographer capturing his journey through a dashcam, while Highways England has also shared photos taken using a drone, capturing vehicles as they passed over the 142-metre 1,392 tonne bridge.

Further restrictions are to be in place as the finishing stages of the scheme are put into place, with Highways England thanking drivers for their patience so far and asking for a little more understanding as the last sections of work are carried out.

For more information about the Testo’s scheme follow @HighwaysNEAST on Twitter and visit https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/yorkshire-and-north-east/a19-testo-s-junction/.

Motorists are now able to use the new section of the A19 without the need to stop at Testo's.

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A still taken by a Highways England drone, showing the view over Testo's looking towards Sunderland.