Drone images show A19 upgrade from above

National Highways has released new images taken from a drone which the company formerly called Highways England says highlights the significant progress being made on a £51.6million major road upgrade that will bring free-flowing journeys for drivers in Tyne and Wear.

The photographs show the advancements engineers are making in A19 investment at the Downhill Lane junction, with the installation of the first of two new crossings over the A19. Latest images showing bridge beams in place for one which will allow drivers to travel over the dual carriageway.

Construction on a second footbridge, for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, will start soon.

The major project, which began in autumn 2020, complements the recently completed £130m major improvement work at the A19 Testo’s junction, and is set to be complete by 2022.

(Pictures – National Highways)

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