Testo's roundabout project: New lanes open to drivers on northbound A19
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This will create a free-flowing A19 as drivers will no longer need to negotiate a junction, and can instead continue uninterrupted.
Two new lanes are now open on the northbound A19 after the work took a significant step forward.
Tom Howard, Highways England senior project manager, said: “Considering the extremely poor weather we were up against during the summer and the autumn, we’re really pleased to have completed this part of the job on time, and before Christmas.
“We are now working on switching the southbound traffic to new slip roads early next year.
“The slip road work has created room for building the flyover. We will put together the foundations with more than 130 concrete piles, build up the embankments and get the road ready for drivers to enjoy a free-flowing A19.”
Moving the northbound traffic onto the new slip roads creates the room needed for work on building the flyover to go ahead. A new link road from Downhill Lane to Testo’s roundabout has also been completed.
The major scheme to improve congestion and reduce journey times for drivers using the popular route started earlier this year, and is due to be completed in summer 2021.