Highways England has announced that major work to upgrade a busy section of the A19 in Teeside, designed to bring safer and better journeys for drivers, is stepping up a gear.
It says it’s making good progress on increasing the capacity between the A1027 Norton and A689 Wynyard junctions and expects to finish the scheme in the autumn this year, several months earlier than planned.
With the recent installation of new concrete central barriers, drainage and earth works, the team are moving on to the next phase of work which involves overlaying the concrete surface with a new, quieter, road surface.
Highways England project manager Keith Bradley said, “Over the next two months we will be working on the southbound carriageway and then the northbound carriageway. Our improvements will not only make the road surface safer along this key route, but will also make it quieter.
“This next phase of work marks an important moment for this stretch of the A19 as it brings us closer to our autumn completion date which is much earlier than originally planned.
“We would like to thank all drivers and residents for their continued patience as we reach the final stages of this upgrade so the region and drivers can soon benefit from this major investment.”
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