Major utility works by Northern Gas Networks to replace aging metal gas pipes with new, more durable plastic ones are set to begin in Thornaby

What’s happening?

As part of the ongoing work in the estate roads off Cunningham Drive, Northern Gas Networks need to put traffic management on Thornaby Road between Cunningham Drive and the A174 Parkway Extension. The work will be carried out between Tuesday 2nd April and Sunday 14th April and will involve 24/7 traffic management.

The work will require a closure of the southbound lane on Thornaby Road between Cunningham Drive to south of A174 Parkway. Due to the nature of the work and proximity of the permanent traffic signal controlled junctions at Cunningham Drive and the A174. It is not possible to have a set of two-way temporary signals between the junctions

What does this mean for traffic using Thornaby Road?

As a result a set of temporary traffic signals will be installed to tie in with the A174 junction with the existing signals at Cunningham Drive retained but green time extended for Thornaby Road. In order to assist with traffic flows, there will be no right turn onto Cunningham Drive. Signed diversions for a U-turn at the Spitfire roundabout. Some bus stop suspensions will be in place with alternatives nearby.

What are the traffic management arrangements?

Signage, cones and traffic signals will be used to manage traffic, with the layout of these carefully planned out below:

Will there be any delays?

To minimise delays for motorists, the works have been scheduled during the school holiday period. The traffic management contractor will be on site from 7am to 7pm to ensure smooth traffic flow.

I’m concerned or have queries, who should I contact?

Concerns should be raised with Northern Gas Networks customer care team on 0800 040 7766 or by emailing [email protected].

Stockton Borough Councils permit inspectors will carry out regular site visits to monitor these works as they progress.

How can I avoid delays?

Check traffic reports: Use apps like Google Maps or Waze, or local radio stations for real-time updates on delays and alternate routes.