Major disruptions in the last five days
A1 Western Bypass Northbound, at approx 17:45hrs lane two was closed near the offslip for Jct 77 Westerhope after a two vehicle RTC causing delays of over 20mins to traffic from A696 Airport.
A1 Western Bypass Southbound, at about 16:40hrs traffic began to queue back from junction 78 Fawdon and North of junction 79 Gosforth Great Park due to a two vehicle collision closing one lane.
A189 Redheugh Bridge Gateshead, delays to Southbound traffic 14:45hrs after a van shed its load which collided with another vehicle causing injury and delays whilst Paramedics and Police dealt with situation.
B1318 Great North Road near the Blue House Roundabout Northbound approx 14:30hrs after a two vehicle collision causing delays on Jesmond Dene Road and Northbound towards Gosforth.
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
ROAD CLOSURE A19 NB (A183-A1290)
Night-time Road Closure: A19 Northbound between A183 Chester Road & A1290 Downhill Lane. Essential road works start 02-11/09/15 20:00-06:00. Diversion via A183, A182, A1231.
ROAD CLOSURE A19 / A191 Holystone NB Entry & SB Exit Slip
Night-time Road Closure: A19 / A191 Holystone northbound entry slip & southbound exit slip roads. Maintenance work starts 01-09/09/15 20:00-06:00.
LANE CLOSURE A167 SB (Cowgate-Cowhill), Newcastle
Lane Closure: A167 southbound-only in Newcastle from Cowgate to Cowhill junctions. Routine maintenance work start 06/09/15 04:00-11:45.
ROAD CLOSURE A167(M) SB (Cowhill-Tyne Bridge), Newcastle
Road Closure: A167(M) Central Motorway in Newcastle southbound-only between Cowhill & Tyne Bridge. Routine maintenance work starts Sun 06/09/15 04:00-11:45. Signed diversion in place.
TRAIN DISRUPTION Metro (Haymarket - Regent Ctr & Four Lane Ends)
No Metro trains between Haymarket - Regent Centre & Four Lane Ends. Vegetation clearance work starts 06/09/15 07:15-19:00. Replacement bus No.900 operates Haymarket - Regent Centre - Four Lane Ends, No.901 operates Haymarket - Regent Centre.
TRAIN DISRUPTION Metro (Sunderland - S.Hylton)
No Metro trains between Sunderland & South Hylton. Track maintenance work starts 06/09/15 until 11:30 approx. Replacement bus No.902 will operate.
Morrisons Great North Run 2015
The race starts on the A167M Central Motorway in Newcastle between Claremont and Grandstand Road and the immediately heads towards the iconic Tyne Bridge. From there the course crosses into Gateshead and then turning Eastward toward South Tyneside before finishing on the Coast in South Shields.
- 08:00hrs - Information point opens @Newcastle Town Moor, & baggage buses along Claremont Rd
- 09:15hrs - Start assembly area opens
- 10:05hrs - Baggage buses depart for the finish Area in South Tyneside
- 10:10hrs - Elite wheelchair race starts
- 10:15hrs - Elite women start and main Morrisons Great North Run warm up
- 10:30hrs - Assembly area closes
- 10:40hrs - Elite men and Morrisons Great North Run starts
- 08:30hrs - Great North 5k assembly opens
- 08:40hrs - Great North 5k warm up
- 08:50hrs - Orange wave starts
- 08:55hrs - White wave starts
- 09:00hrs - Green wave starts
- 09:30hrs - Great North Run Pasta Party opens
- 10:00hrs - Mini Great North Run starts
- 12:50hrs - Junior Great North Run starts
Now entering its seventh year, the Great North CityGames has become an established highlight in an action-packed sporting weekend for the region.
Stagecoach North East will be operating a continuous shuttle service from 06:30hrs - 08:30hrs from the temporary car park on the grassed area in South Tyneside South of the finishing point to the start of the race.
The nearest Metro station to the start of the run is the Haymarket and the route to the start point will be well sign posted for pedestrians.
Special bus services for spectators and competitors are available on the day of the Bupa Great North Run.
The Go North East service R1 and Stagecoach service 553. Bents Park Road is next to a number of the seafront car parks and within easy walking distance of town centre car parks within South Shields. If you are using the temporary car parking south of the finish line on the grassed area of the Leas, you can use the shuttle buses that run from the Coast Road alongside the Leas back into Newcastle.
For spectators, the R1 Go North East service runs from Newcastle Haymarket bus station to the race finish at South Shields every 10 minutes between 07:00hrs and 12:00hrs.
From Heworth and Gateshead interchanges Go North East service 27 runs frequently to South Shields.
Bus tickets can be bought on the bus and from on street agents located near the bus stops. Some tickets can be bought in advance of the Morrisons Great North Run day, see below for details.
You can buy a Great North Run M-Ticket, giving you unlimited travel for a day or the weekend on all our bus services across the region. You can also buy our wristbands in advance for single journeys on the R1 or for all day travel via http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/gonortheast?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
Family Day Ticket - £12.50 from the driver or via the M-Ticket app (up to two adults and three children under 16, with a minimum of one adult and one child)
Extra express Services 552 from near the finish line to South Shields Town Centre and across to South Shields Ferry Landing for just £1.30 per single journey and 553 the main direct express link to Newcastle City Centre, with journeys taking only 30 minutes for just £3.50 per single journey or 1 day Dayrider @£3.90 anywhere in Tyne and Wear.
Alternately there is a bus service provided NIRVANA Europe which runs coaches on the day from:
Carlisle - Rose Hill Car Park, CA1 2RW
Doncaster - New Market Street car park, DN1 1QZ
Edinburgh - Newcraig Hall Car Park, EH21 8RX
Leeds - King Lane Car Park, LS17 7AG
York - York Racecourse, YO23 1EX
Cost: £49.00 per person (return service)
Newcastle has direct rail links with London, the Midlands and Scotland via the East Coast mainline as well as local stations. You may be able to travel to the event on the Sunday morning however it is recommended you check with National Rail or service provider’s to ensure your journey is not affected by weekend engineering works. Some operators will provide earlier services to ensure you are at the start line on time. For more information visit the Website
A186 West Road - Westgate Road - Brighton Grove – Resurfacing Works
There will be a series of advance warning signs will be erected at various locations throughout the site, confirming dates as to when the works are expected to take place.
Residents and businesses directly affected by the works will receive further notification giving precise dates from our road surfacing contractor, Rainton Construction Ltd.
In order to allow the works to be completed in a safe and efficient manner there will be temporary traffic lights, which will be manually controlled by traffic management operatives who have been instructed to give all blue light vehicles a “Green” whenever it is safe to do so.
Normal access will be available prior to the start and following the finish of each working day. In order to complete the scheme as quickly as possible, works will also be carried out at times on Saturdays, Sundays and weekday evenings.
Provisional Programme Of Resurfacing Works
Sunday 2nd August - Pease Avenue/Two Ball Lonnen Roundabout - resurface roundabout.
Please be aware that after the removal of the existing surface the temporary running surface will be uneven until the new surface is laid and caution will be needed in the presence of working machinery.
While every effort will be made to minimise the impact of these works, there will inevitably be some delays, noise and disruption, and for that Newcastle City Council apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by these necessary repair works.
Gateshead District Energy Scheme Overnight Lane Closures
Powered by a 2 MW combined heat and power gas engine initially, the energy centre will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 5,000 homes, and has the capacity to be expanded to 6 MW, as the scheme grows. The electricity will be supplied directly to customers by its own dedicated cables, or “private wire”.Both heat and power will be delivered from the energy centre in Quarryfield Road, via the dedicated network stretching over 3km from the south bank of the Tyne into central Gateshead. The first heat and power will be produced in 2016.
The project is being led by Gateshead Council as part of its efforts to retain existing and attract new business to the area, reduce emissions and cut energy bills.
The works are due to commence nightly between 19:30hrs - 06:30hrs the following mornings starting on Monday the 27th of July 2015 and are anticipated to last 52 weeks, disruption will be minimised through careful planning and short lengths of open excavation being open at any one time.
Works will start on the A167 between the Gateshead Highway flyover and High Street at the A184 Askew Road and Quaysgate junction consisting of the closure of two lanes overnight for six weeks.
For an example of the system follow this link "Heating"
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.