Travel Disruptions from the last 5 Days
Taxi Demonstration in Newcastle City Centre caused disruption on Barras Bridge, Neville Street, Westagte Road, Percy Street, St Mary's Place & John Dobson Street. Disruption started 16:30-18:30.
Disruption on A1, A19 and major routes into Sunderland, Gateshead & Newcastle throughout the day including Metrocentre & Silverlink due to Black Friday shopping events.
A1018 Sunderland traffic began to queue on Roker Ave around 07:45hrs due to a broken-down vehicle on West Wear Street/Bedford Street junction which was recovered at approx 09:00hrs.
A184 Felling Bypass Westbound at around 07:15hrs a several vehicles collided with a exposed and damaged drain before the junction of Grange Rd. The Police closed lane and partially the Bus lane whilst the council inspects the damage and the vehicles involved were recovered.the lane is to be closed until the 27th of Nov for the repair to the drain.
A19 north and southbound at Murton, delays due to several RTC incidents in the area with a police southbound lane closure due to cleansing works persisting ~7-8.30am.
A167 Durham Road northbound, delays due road closure of Chowdene Bank due to a water leak and people diverting off the A1 from RTC incidents. Temporary signals at Chowdene Bank / Kells Lane junction of Durham Road also cauding delays from lunchtime onwards.
Newcastle held their Christmas light switch on event in the City Centre, which was scheduled to begin at 5.30pm with stage acts etc. Dean Street car park was at capacity resulting in increased city centre traffic from both the car park queues and event-goers around this time.
A two vehicle RTC at the junction of the A19 southbound slip road with the A1056 Killingworth Way occurred around 0845 hrs on 19/11/2015 which caused tail backs on the A19. The scene was cleared around 1030 hrs.
The A196 was closed for a substantial period from around 0630 hrs 19/11/2015 due to a serous RTC between Guide Post & Morpeth near Paddock Hall Farm.
B1307 Sandyford Road at around 10:11hrs a Bus collided with the traffic lights near the junction of Goldspink Lane heading Eastbound causing delays due to the need to have the junction isolated whilst repairs were carried out by regional traffic signals and clean up work and recovery of the vehicle.
BRIDGE CLOSED Chowdene Bank / Rail Bridge, Team Valley
Bridge & Road Closed: Chowdene Bank at the railway bridge is closed. Bridge replacement work starts 28/10/15 - 28/02/16. Expect heavy delays.
BRIDGE MAINTENANCE WORK A167(M) / ECML Rail Bridge, Newcastle
Night-time Lane Closures: A167(M) at the East Coast Main Line Rail Bridge in Newcastle. Bridge inspection works starts 29/11/2015 - 01/12/2015 21:00-06:00.
LANE CLOSURE A194 Newcastle Rd WB (Elswick Way-Jarrow Rd), Simonside
Lane Closure: A194 Newcastle Road westbound lane 1 only in Simonside between Elswick Way & Jarrow Road. Telecom utility work starts 29/11/15.
LANE CLOSURE A1018 Westoe Rd (Mowbray Rd-Horsley Hill Rd), S.Shields
Lane Closure: A1018 Westoe Road in South Shields from Mowbray Road to Horsley Hill Road. Carriageway patching work starts 29/11/15 08:00-17:00.
LANE CLOSURE A1231 Wessington Way EB / Castletown Way, Sunderland
Lane Closure: A1231 Wessington Way eastbound-only in Sunderland at Castletown Way. Bridge construction work continues 16/11/15 - 16/12/15.
LANE CLOSURE A1231 Wessington Way WB / Timber Beach Rd, Sunderland
Lane Closure: A1231 Wessington Way westbound-only in Sunderland at Timber Beach Road. Bridge construction work continues 12/09/15 - 23/12/15.
LANE CLOSURE B1522 Ryhope Rd / Mowbray Rd, Sunderland
Lane Closures: B1522 Ryhope Road at & including Mowbray Road. Traffic Signal improvement work starts 09/11/15 - 21/12/15.
OTHER INCIDENT B1309 John Dobson St, Newcastle
Lane Closures & Temporary Traffic Signals: B1309 John Dobson Street in Newcastle. Major highway improvement work & traffic signal upgrades start 03/08/15 until Spring 2016. Full info @ http://is.gd/J5JDYD
OTHER INCIDENT Tyne Pedestrian & Cycle Tunnels, N. & S.Tyneside
The Tyne Pedestrian and Cycle Tunnels are currently closed for refurbishment works. The re-opening date is yet to be announced. A timetabled replacement shuttle bus service will operate between 6am and 8pm every 30 mins approx. Full info @ http://is.gd/XN2AkC
ROAD CLOSURE A167(M) entry slip to B1318 Great North Rd, Newcastle
Night-time Road Closure: A167(M) entry slip from to B1318 Great North Road in Newcastle. Maintenance work starts 10/11/15 - 01/12/15.
ROAD CLOSURE A167(M) entry slip from A1058 Jesmond Rd, Jesmond
Night-time Road Closure: A167(M) entry slip from A1058 Jesmond Road in Jesmond, Newcastle. Maintenance work starts 10/11/15 - 01/12/15.
ROAD CLOSURE A690 Durham Rd EB (Ettrick Gr-Barnes Park), Sunderland
Road Closure: A690 Durham Road eastbound-only in Sunderland from Ettrick Grove to Barnes Park Gyratory. Gas utility work starts 29/11/15.
ROAD CLOSURE Acorn Rd + surrounding streets, Jesmond
Road Closures: Acorn Road including St Georges Terrace, Larkspur Terrace, Sanderson Road & back lanes. Highway improvement work starts 14/09/15 - 13/09/16.
ROAD CLOSURE Black Road (Coppergate Crt-Ralph St), Hebburn
Road Closure: Black Road in Hebburn between Coppergate Court & Ralph Street. Metro bridge maintenance work starts 27/07/15 - 18/12/15. Follow signed diversion.
ROAD CLOSURE Hill St (Grange Rd West-Beech St), Jarrow
Road Closure: Hill Street in Jarrow between Grange Road West & Beech Street. Metro bridge maintenance work starts 27/07/15 - 18/12/15. Follow signed diversion.
ROAD CLOSURE Mowbray Rd WB (Ryhope Rd-The Elms W.), Sunderland
Road Closure: Mowbray Road westbound-only in Sunderland from Ryhope Road to The Elms West. Highway improvement work continues 29/11/15 08:00-16:00.
ROAD CLOSURE Monksway (Bedesway-Shaftesbury Ave), Bede
Road Closure: Monksway in Bede between Bedesway & Shaftesbury Avenue. Metro bridge maintenance starts 27/07/15 - 18/12/15. Follow signed diversion.
ROAD CLOSURE Sandy Chare, Whitburn
Road Closure: Sandy Chare in Whitburn. Highway resurfacing work starts 29/11/15.
TRAIN DISRUPTION Central Station Metro
Central Station Metro night-time closures start 14/09/15 - 30/06/16 from 20:00 re-opening following morning. During refurbishment work use Monument station. Station open normally 04-11/10/15, 01/12/15, 02/01/16, 28/03/16, 02/05/16, 30/05/16.
TRAIN DISRUPTION Metro (Gateshead Stadium - Jarrow & Brockley Whins)
No Metro trains between Gateshead Stadium - Jarrow & Brockley Whins. Modernisation work starts 29/11/15 07:30-19:30. Replacement bus services will be calling at or close to all stations in the affected area. No.900 (Gateshead - Jarrow), No.901 (Gateshead - Brockley Whins).
Data Movement - NECA & Sunderland Software City App Competition
Sunderland Software City in collaboration with Urban Traffic Management & Control have launched a competition to design and build a new travel app for use by the public.
The app must use the data published by Urban Traffic Management & Control on behalf of North East Combined Authority in their app design. This data includes CCTV camera images, environmental, traffic & congestion, car park and incident data.
The competition can be undertake by anyone, individuals or groups. Multiple ideas can be submitted by the same group/individual. Submission deadline for applicants is 31st December 2015, with all submitted ideas available to the public to vote for from January.
The top 3 ideas will receive £5000 to develop the app into a functional, practical app. A variety of North-East based tech and mobile software development companies will be available to aid in the development of the app. Business contacts will be made available to support applicants and aid in the commercialisation of the app. Urban Traffic Management & Control will be on hand to help explain further any questions relating to our the data sources.
The winner of the competition will be selected primarily based on the popularity of the app, and will receive an extra £2000.
Applicants can find out more about the competition and apply at http://www.datamovement.co.uk
For more info and documentation on the datasets available see https://www.netraveldata.co.uk
A167 Cowgate Roundabout Re-configuration, Newcastle
Major roadworks to improve Cowgate Roundabout will start on Monday 19 January.The junction will be signalised and priority lanes will be added for buses to speed up public transport.
The old subway will be removed and street level signalised pedestrian crossings installed along with dedicated cycle routes.
This is a large undertaking and some disruption in inevitable.
For further information follow this link
A188 / A189 Major Improvement Works, North Tyneside
North Tyneside Council applied for and won £2.2m from the Department for Transport to carry out major improvement works on the A188/A189 Benton Road corridor.
- A191 / A188 Four Lane Ends Roundabout - Replacing the existing roundabout to a signalised junction
- A188 / Goathland Avenue / West Farm Avenue Roundabout - Replacing the existing roundabout to a signalised junction
- Quorum / Balliol Business Parks Roundabout - Installing traffic signals on the existing roundabout
- A188-A189 Benton Lane / Salters’ Lane Roundabout - Widening & installing traffic signals on the existing roundabout
- A189 next to White House Farm - Install a new signalised roundabout with Pegasus crossing & new bus stops
- A1056-A189 Sandy Lane / Killingworth Way Roundabout - Widening & installing traffic signals on the existing roundabout
- Eastern side of A188 Benton Lane / Goathland Avenue junction to Quorum Business Park - Improved off-road pedestrian and cycle links
Construction is due to start this summer. The works will cause some disruption, however every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum.
A19 Middle Engine Lane Bridge Refurbishment Works
Major works in Sunderland & South Tyneside in 2014/15
Works on seven major schemes to help traffic flows are set to start in 2014 in Sunderland and South Tyneside.
The works will lay the ground for further developments following confirmation of the Sunderland City Deal in Partnership with South Tyneside.
More than £9m has been earmarked for the infrastructure schemes to help traffic entering and exiting the A19 corridor and support economic growth.
The improvements will assist with:
Reducing traffic congestion and improving journey times on key routes
Opening up access to key employment sites within the North East Low Carbon Enterprise Zone and the Nissan plant
The development of a 100 hectare International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) to the north and west of the Nissan plant as part of the recently announced Sunderland and South Tyneside City Deal.
Other planned works include improvements to Sunderland's pedestrian and cycling infrastructure.
Funding has been made available from Central Government with £5m from the Regional Growth Fund, £4.17m from the Local Pinch Point Fund, plus contributions from Sunderland City Council (£500,000).
The 2014 schemes include:
Updated traffic signalling at the A19 junction with the A690 Durham Road - works carried out by Sunderland City Council
Updated traffic signalling the A19 junction with the A183 Chester Road - works carried out by Sunderland City Council
The Highways Agency is planning works to the A19/A1231 junctions. These comprise:
• Updated traffic signalling
• Widening the eastbound A1231 approach to the A19 to three lanes
Conversion of existing A19 junction with the A1290 to traffic signal control to improve the main north-south access route to Nissan and reduce existing queues of traffic on the A19 – works carried out by South Tyneside Council
(5) A1290/Nissan Access
Updated traffic signalling at the A1290 junction with Washington Road, improving staff and visitor access to the Nissan car manufacturing plant – works carried out by Sunderland City Council
(6) A1290/Cherry Blossom Way
Conversion of existing A1290 junction with Cherry Blossom Way to traffic signal control improving the ease and safe use of access to and from the Nissan distribution depots and other local supply chains - works carried out by Sunderland City Council
Works improving the cycling network and connectivity between Nissan and the residential areas at Washington, Pattinson and North Sunderland. This includes off carriageway cycleways alongside the A1290, linking to Sulgrave Road roundabout and Albany Park, and Pattinson Road – works carried out by Sunderland City Council.
A1 Improvements: Coalhouse-Metrocentre, Gateshead
The Highways Agency is making improvements to the A1 around Gateshead with a target start of works date of 26 August 2014. The scheme is planned to be open to traffic by spring 2016.
For further information regarding these works please contact Lynne Biddles at Highways Agency, Lateral, 8 City Walk, Leeds, LS119AT. Alternatively, call the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further info may be found at http://www.highways.gov.uk/A1CoalHouseMetroCentre
A1 Improvements: Closures & Works At Coalhouse Roundabout
Works to be carried out include:
- New part-time traffic signals
- Resurfacing of the A1 slip roads
- Widening the southbound carriageway of Kingsway South between Eleventh Avenue and the roundabout
- Widening to Lamesley Lane at the junction with the roundabout
- Widening of the carriageway to Coalhouse roundabout in the vicinity of Chowdene Bank junction
- Installation of new traffic signs & street lighting
- Renewal of road markings.
When complete, these works will help relieve peak time traffic congestion to and from the Team Valley and reduce accident risk.
- Kingsway South between Eleventh Avenue and Coalhouse Roundabout
- Lamesley Lane near the roundabout
- Partial closure of Coalhouse Roundabout itself
During the time of the works diversions will be clearly signed. The following diversions will be in place:
- A1 Slip Roads – Diversion to Lobley Hill or Eighton Lodge Interchanges as appropriate
- Kingsway South – Diversion via Eastern Avenue, Saltwell Road South and Chowdene Bank
- Lamesley Lane – Diversion via Smithy Lane and Chowdene Bank
How do average speed cameras work?
Yes, they are fitted with infra-red illumination to ensure they work night and day, and all weathers.
Can the cameras run out of film?
No, unlike other cameras average speed camera are saved digitally to a computer.
Can the cameras catch motorbikes?
Yes, cameras are equipped to capture all types of vehicles.
If a vehicle changes lanes will they avoid any fines?
No, cameras calculate for lane changes. But this myth can mean people dangerously switch lanes increasing the chance of crashes.
Can I outrun the speed camera?
No, speed cameras work up to around 300mph so unless you are driving a jet-powered car the answer is still no.
The Average Speed Camera System will increase frustration and will encourage more dangerous overtaking
Driver frustration is partly due to the behaviour of other drivers and partly due to unreliability of journey times. Observations indicate that the cameras improve driver behaviour by reducing excessive speed and instances of tail gating. People are also more realistic about the speed they can drive at under such a system. As for journey times, these will become more reliable as the cameras will reduce the number of incidents that require closures.
For more information on speed awareness, enforcement etc. follow this link
CCTV Video Wall
Still images from the regions Traffic Management CCTV cameras are now available in a “video wall” format at www.netrafficcams.co.uk
Park & Ride
Across Tyne & Wear there is a
variety of Car Park & Ride facilities. At these locations users
can interchange with either bus, cycle, metro, rail or taxi &
avoid queues within city centres or possible full central car parks.
Four Lane Ends
Cycle Parking & Metro
Stadium of Light
Parking & Metro
The key principle of open data is to increase transparency and the sharing of information we hold with the wider community.
Our service provides third party developers with access to a number of datasets sourced from the Tyne and Wear Urban Traffic Management Control (UTMC) system. Developers are then able to build useful applications using the data we have now made freely available.
- Air quality data
- Car Parks
- Journey Times
- Traffic – Accident
- Traffic – Event
- Traffic – Incident
- Traffic – Roadwork
- Weather station data