CCTV Video Wall

Still images from the regions Traffic Management CCTV cameras are now available in a “video wall” format at

The images typically update every 1 – 15 minutes and can be filtered by district. Or cameras of interest can be selected to be viewed on the “My Camera” tab or selected from a map based layer and filtered by distance from your current location or by postcode.

On both the All Camera and My Cameras view the user can select how many cameras are display at once, this defaults to 12 images per page.

On desktop machines the images will automatically refresh as soon as a new image becomes available, on mobile devices users click the refresh button to update with the latest image (this is to ensure that mobile users are in control of how much data is being downloaded).


Major Travel Disruptions during the last 5 Days

Mon 31st Of March

Traffic was disrupted on the approaches to the A191 Haddricks Mill roundabout after a collision between a cyclist and a car at around 07:30hrs and 08:30hrs and had a impact that left residual delays to the area.


Travel Events Sat & Sun 28-29/03/15

There will be north & southbound lane closures on the A1018 King George Road near Page Avenue South Shields between 0900 hrs & 1600 hrs on Sunday 29 March 2015 for resurfacing works, local delays are likely.


Good Friday Procession of Witness - Fri 03/04/15

North Tyneside

North Shields 

Start @ Northumberland Square - 10:00-10:50

Rolling Road Closures - 10:15-11:15: 

  • Northumberland Square at Upper Camden Street 
  • West Percy Street at with Church Way 
  • Bedford Street at Russell Street, William Street and Saville Street 
  • Saville Street at Camden Street and Howard Street 
  • Howard Street at Northumberland Square 


Start @ St. Columba's RC Church - 10:15-11:45

Rolling Road Closures - 10:00-12:00:

  • Frank Street 
  • Atkinson Street 
  • High Street West 
  • High Street West at Carville Road 
  • High Street West at Station Road 
  • Station Road at Hawthorn Grove 
  • Hawthorn Grove at Park Road 
  • Park Road at North View 
  • North View at Grange Close 
  • Grange Close at The Green 
  • North Road at Kings Road South 
  • North Road at Laburnum Avenue. 

South Tyneside

The Good Friday Procession of Witness is to be held on Friday 3rd April 2015. The Procession will start at 09:20am from Marsden Baptist Tabernacle on Marsden Road, marching along Barbour Avenue, Felton Avenue, Centenary Avenue, East Avenue and Kirkley Avenue into Harton Junior Mixed School for a service.

Various road closures will be implemented on a rolling basis as the Procession progresses arriving at the school at 10;00am. A service will take place and then at 10:30am the Procession will return via the same route in reverse, arriving at the Marsden Baptist Tabernacle at 11:00am. All times are approximate.

The Good Friday Procession of Witness is to be held on Friday 3rd April 2015. The procession will start from two separate locations. The first procession will leave Living Waters at 9:00am, march along Laygate, into Bedford Avenue, St Mark’s Way, Victoria Road, West Back Westoe Road, Derby Terrace, Westoe Road, Fowler Street, to the junction with Mile End Road. At this point they will be joined by the second procession starting at 9:15am from the People’s Mission, Hedley Close, marching along Mile End Road to the junction with Fowler Street. The two processions will merge at 9:40am, and will then follow Keppel Street, Chapter Row / Church Row into the Market Place for a service.

Various road closures will be implemented on a rolling basis as the procession progresses picking up participants at various locations en route, arriving at the Market Place at 10:00am. Following the service at 10:30am, the procession will return following the same routes in reverse, arriving at Living Waters at 11:00am and at the People’s Mission at 10:50am. All times are approximate.

The Good Friday Procession of Witness is to be held on Friday 3rd April 2015. The Procession will start from two locations. The Procession leaves West Harton Methodist Church at 09:30am, marching along Harton Lane into Talbot Road and on to the junction with Westcott Road where they will be joined by participants from Talbot Road Methodist Church, continuing up Talbot Road, Richmond Road, along Ashley Road and Stanhope Road and around the roundabout into West Park for a service at the bandstand.

Various road closures will be implemented on a rolling basis as the Procession progresses, arriving at West Park at 10:10am. A service will take place at the bandstand, and then at 10:45am the Procession will return following the same route in reverse, arriving at West Harton Methodist Church at 11:15am. All times are approximate.

Signs warning motorists of the Temporary Road Closures will be erected at strategic locations prior to the event and the Council will issue a press statement. The Temporary Orders will result in the re-routing of bus services.


North Tyneside 10km Road Race - Sun 05/04/15

Join over 2000 runners for the annual North Tyneside 10K Road Race - one of the most scenic races in the UK.

The route starts from the Parks Sports Centre in North Shields before heading down to the historic Fish Quay, up a challenging climb to Tynemouth Priory and Castle, a dash along a picturesque stretch of coastline and finishing in the shadow of St. Mary's Lighthouse.

For the safety of the runners there will be a necessity to have rolling road closures and parking restriction these are outlined below.

  • Howdon Road at the Junction of George Stephenson Way
  • Howdon Road at the junction of Minton Lane & Coach Lane
  • Prudhoe Street at the junction of Saville Street
  • Borough Road at the junction of Waldo Street & New Quay
  • Clive Street at the junction of Bedford Street
  • Liddell Street
  • Bell Street
  • Union Quay at the junction of Brewhouse Bank
  • Clifford Street at the junction of Union Road
  • Pier Road (Tynemouth)
  • Clifford Fort

The parking restriction at the car park at the Parks Sports Centre will be suspended from 7am to 1pm on Sunday 5 April 2015.

The approach road to St Mary’s Lighthouse and car park will also be closed from 6am to approximately 1pm on Sunday 5 April 2015.

Mini golf car park will also be closed from 6am to approximately 1pm on Sunday 5 April 2015.
There is no alternative route for this rolling closure.

The penalty for infringement of the above regulation is a fine.


A19 Middle Engine Lane Bridge Refurbishment Works

Phase 1

Work will commence on the A19 and will be mainly carried out over night 20:00hrs - 06:00hrs starting on Monday the 23rd of March, using lane closures with occasional Carriageway closures, some off-peak lane closures will operate during the daytime. Fully signed diversion routes will be in place when Carriageways are closed.  Whilst the works are carried out on the A19 a temporary speed restriction will remain in force at all times for safety reasons.

Phase 2

Works are expected to commence on Tuesday the 7th of April 2015 and to be completed by October 2015, assuming reasonable weather conditions. This work will be carried out mostly during day time hours, Monday – Friday, but there will be some night time working starting at 20:00 hrs each evening until 06:00 hrs the following morning. To provide a safe working space it will be necessary to restrict traffic to a single lane on Middle Engine Lane, the Eastbound Carriageway will therefore be closed to traffic with the exception of buses. This arrangement will be controlled by temporary automatic traffic lights. These lights will be manned during peak traffic times and will be in place 24 hours a day.

Work on Middle Engine Lane Bridge will affect the footpaths running below the bridge and diversions will be in place at all times.

When complete these works will address essential safety and maintenance needs of the bridge

An alternative route for the road is available via:

Northbound - Addington Road roundabout exit onto Battle Hill Drive to A1058 Coast Road interchange, take Eastbound Carriageway entry slip road, exit slip road to Silverlink Interchange, then second exit onto The Silverlink, ahead through three roundabouts, at the fourth roundabout take the first left for Middle Engine Lane.

Southbound - The Silverlink roundabout with Middle Engine Lane and Atmel Way, exit onto The Silverlink, through next three roundabouts, at fourth roundabout, the Silverlink Interchange, take the third exit onto the A1058 Coast Road Westbound carriageway entry slip road, then the exit slip road to the junction with Battle Hill Drive, take the third exit onto Battle Hill Drive to the Addington Drive roundabout.

An alternative route for the footpath is available via:

Pedestrians approaching Middle Engine Lane under bridge from the North

North footway closed - cross Middle Engine Lane onto Southern footway East of the under bridge. Re-cross Middle Engine Lane West of the under bridge and proceed into the Battle Hill housing estate on the existing permanent footways.

South footway closed - Cross Middle Engine Lane onto the North footway East of Middle Engine Lane under bridge. Re-cross Middle Engine Lane West of the under bridge to continue south on Middle Engine Lane or use the existing permanent footways through Battle Hill housing estate.

Approaching Middle Engine Lane under bridge from the South

South footway closed - Cross Middle Engine Lane onto the North footway West of Middle Engine Lane under bridge, re-cross Middle Engine Lane East of the under bridge


A695 Scotswood Bridge Eastbound Offslip Closure

Closure of the pedestrian footbridge and off slip from Gateshead (Scotswood Bridge) for the maintenance and repainting of the pedestrian footbridge crossing Scotswood Road near the ex Vickers factory.

Work will start from the 16th of February 2015 and will last for one month however it is
envisaged the works will be complete within one week (weather permitting).To minimise traffic disruption the works are to be carried out during off peak hours (09:30hrs - 15:30hrs).
The closure will apply to all vehicles which will be diverted via A695 Scotswood Road towards Newburn or B&Q (Westbound),coming around the roundabout heading back towards Newcastle.

All appropriate diversion signs and advance warning signs will be placed on the adjacent
highway network.


A695 Scotswood Road Works, Newcastle (from 20th Jan)

Scotswood Roadworks will be in place 20th Jan for around one month to allow for works relating to installation of drainage pipes in this area. Works will be around the Volkswagon Building.

The works are starting in the eastbound slow lane working south across Scotswood Rd (eastbound fast, central reserve, westbound fast, westbound slow). The restrictions will be required in each lane for 3-4 days at a time, and due to the nature of the works, will be in place 24 hours a day.


A167 Cowgate Roundabout Re-configuration, Newcastle

Major roadworks to improve Cowgate Roundabout will start on Monday 19 January.

The roadworks by Newcastle City Council are part of £4 million of improvements to one of the key junctions into the city-centre. They are expected to last until Autumn 2015.

To minimise disruption to motorists, the council will aim to only close lanes during off-peak hours except where absolutely necessary and during quiet periods such as school holidays when traffic is lightest - keeping Newcastle's roads and motorists moving.

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.

This major project will help to improve general traffic and public transport movements. This in turn will support future job creation and local economic growth, enhance road safety and provide better pedestrian and cycle facilities.

Highlights of the Works

  • 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

This project is being managed and delivered by Capita, North Tyneside Council's technical services partner.

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.

All works will be carried outside of peak times, between 9.30 and 15:00. Some limited night time working will be required. No approaches will be closed, most will be reduced to a single lane. No diversions are required for the works.

Full info including maps of works please visit:


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:

(1) A19/A690
Updated traffic signalling at the A19 junction with the A690 Durham Road - works carried out by Sunderland City Council

(2) A19/A183
Updated traffic signalling the A19 junction with the A183 Chester Road - works carried out by Sunderland City Council

(3) A19/A1231
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

(4) A19/A1290
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

(7) Cycleways
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.

This scheme was announced as an extension to the A1 Lobley Hill to Dunston scheme in April 2014. The scheme will now extend south from Lobley Hill junction to Coal House junction and north from Dunston junction to the Metro Centre junction. 

The improvements consist of upgrading the A1 from two to three lanes in each direction between Coal House and Metro Centre along with the introduction of new parallel link roads between Lobley Hill and the A184 Gateshead Quays junctions.

The scheme will be constructed within the existing highways boundary and no additional land will be required. It will relieve congestion on this section of the A1 Western Bypass, and therefore improve journey time reliability.

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

Further info may be found at

Traffic Update as of 22/01/2014

The A1 J70 Dunston NB Exit Slip in Gateshead will be closed on Mon-Fri night 26-30/01/15 20:00-06:00 to allow for traffic loop installations. Diversion via J71 Metrocentre.


A1 Improvements: Closures & Works At Coalhouse Roundabout

A major upgrade to A1 Coalhouse Roundabout has been announced by the Highways Agency. 

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.
Work starts on Monday 26/08/014 to Friday the 14/12/14, assuming reasonable weather conditions. All work will take place overnight, starting at 20:00 each evening until 06:00 the following morning.

When complete, these works will help relieve peak time traffic congestion to and from the Team Valley and reduce accident risk.

In order to carry out these works it will be necessary to close the A1 Northbound and Southbound entrance and exit slip roads from the A1 Western Bypass:

  • 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

    Temporary overnight lane restrictions will be in place on the Southern section Northbound from the 16th February 2015 until April the 30th April 2015. Please note that there is an embargo on traffic management in place from Friday the 3rd April 2015 to the Monday the 6th April 2015 for the Easter break. All overnight lane restrictions will run from 20:00hrs – 06:00hrs


    How do average speed cameras work?

    The multiple cameras (at least two) are set at separate locations along a stretch of road (at a minimum 200m apart) and using automatic number plate reading technology will record the time and date of each vehicle that passes. Then a computer will work out the average speed between the cameras to determine if the vehicle was over the speed limit. The cameras are nicknamed yellow vultures due to their colour.

    Do the cameras work at night?

    , they are fitted with infra-red illumination to ensure they work night and day, and all weathers.

    Can the cameras run out of film?

    , 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.

    It is expected the cameras will allow other motorists to overtake more safely by increasing the gaps (headway) between vehicles, however the traffic models suggest that the cameras actually reduce the desire to overtake.

    For more information on speed awareness, enforcement etc. follow this link


    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.

    Car Park


    Post Code

    Interchange with...



    NE10 0NE

    Bus, Cycle Parking, Metro, Rail & Taxi

    Callerton Parkway


    NE13 8DF

    Cycle Parking & Metro

    Great Park


    NE13 9AA


    Kingston Park


    NE3 2SW

    Cycle Parking & Metro

    Regent Centre


    NE3 3PF

    Cycle Parking & Metro



    NE6 4NT


    Four Lane Ends

    North Tyneside

    NE7 7UJ

    Bus, Cycle Parking, Metro & Taxi

    Northumberland Park

    North Tyneside

    NE27 0SJ

    Bus, Cycle Parking & Metro


    South Tyneside

    NE32 4QA


    East Boldon

    South Tyneside

    NE36 0JZ

    Cycle Parking & Metro

    Stadium of Light


    SR5 1JB

    Cycle Parking & Metro


    Open Data

    The Tyne & Wear UTMC officially launched it's Open Data Service at the Integrated Transport and Weather Information Pilot (ITWIP) event at Sunderland Software City on Friday 28th February 2014.

    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.

    Data that has been released includes travel and transport related datasets through the provision of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The initial datasets made public include:

    • Air quality data
    • Car Parks
    • CCTV
    • Journey Times
    • SCOOT
    • Traffic – Accident
    • Traffic – Event
    • Traffic – Incident
    • Traffic – Roadwork
    • Weather station data

    To get more information & access please visit

    The Tyne & Wear Urban Traffic Management Control (UTMC) & the Open Data Service is provided by Newcastle City Council on behalf of the North East Combined Authority.


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