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Improvement on Way for North Tyneside Coast Road

24th February 2015

Multi-million pound plans to improve one of North Tyneside’s busiest roads will be revealed this month.

The A1058 Coast Road is a major commuter route which is used by around 45,000 vehicles each day.

Following a successful funding bid to the North East Local Enterprise Partnership for the North East Local Growth Fund, it is to benefit from approximately £6.5million worth of improvements.

The aim is to reduce congestion, improve road safety and enhance the Coast Road Cycle Route. The scheme will be delivered for North Tyneside Council by its technical services partner Capita.

  • For Billy Mill Roundabout, the plans include: replacing the roundabout with a signalised junction; providing two lanes eastbound along Beach Road; and delivering improved facilities for cyclists
  • At Norham Road junction, they include: two northbound and two southbound lanes; signalising the slip road junctions; and providing improved facilities for cyclists.

Cllr Frank Lott, Cabinet Member responsible for Economic Development said: “It’s really important that we have the necessary infrastructure to help ensure this is a thriving and prosperous borough as well as a great place to live.

The Coast Road is one of the busiest routes in North Tyneside and we’re delighted to have successfully applied for funding to improve it. I would encourage residents to attend one of our drop-in events to find out more.”

Work is due to begin in July, starting at Norham Road, and will last around nine months. Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum.

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