Two sections of the A19 in the North East of England are set to close overnight for resurfacing works resulting in diversions and disruption for road users.

The A19 between Dishforth and the Tyne Tunnel is one of the busiest stretches of road in Northern England it handles over 140,000 vehicles per day. Due to the sheer volume of traffic it serves it’s no surprise the road surface is worn out and requires maintenance to keep it in top condition for motorists.

Section 1) The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A181 Wellfield Interchange and the A179 at Sheraton, County Durham.

Works are due to commence Tuesday 2 April for six weeks, weather permitting. 

The road will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am the following morning, each night except for Saturdays.

During the day, a 50mph speed limit will be in place as drivers will be using a temporary road surface.  

Motorists heading for the A19 southbound in this area should follow the signed diversion via the B1320 Burnhope Way, Surtees Road and Yoden Way to Horden. They should then travel via the A1086 to the A179 and re-join the A19 at the Sheraton Interchange (North of Hartlepool). 

National Highways are carrying out this work overnight, when traffic levels are at their lightest, to keep any disruption to a minimum. However, National Highways do strongly advise anyone planning to travel on this route to allow extra time for their journeys and follow the signposted diversions – and not their satnavs.

Section 2) A19 Northbound entry/exit slips at the A172 Tontine interchange, North Yorkshire.

National Highways will be resurfacing the slip roads that lead to and from the A19 Northbound at the A172 Tontine Interchange

Overnight road closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am, with local signed diversions in place.

During the day a 40mph speed limit will be in place for safety as vehicles will be running on a temporary  road surface.

The work will take place in 2 phases. 

Phase 1 – Sunday 24 March 2024 for 4 nights.

Phase 2 – Tuesday 2 April 2024 for 4 night

Clearly signed diversions will be in place and motorists must allow extra time for their journey. 

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