Changes to North Tyneside road improvement scheme have been annouced

Photo: Google Maps, screen grab.
Photo: Google Maps, screen grab.

North Tyneside Council and its partners are investing £1.5million to improve the A191 Whitley Road and Front Street.

But following feedback received during a consultation process from the public and councillors, a number of substantial changes have been made to the scheme’s design.

Revisions to the scheme include: the reinstatement of right-turn pockets on the A191; off-peak parking on the southern side of the A191, retention of a pedestrian island refuge between Manorfields and Carlton Road.

It is reported that the scheme includes:

– Improving the A191/Tyneview Park junction by the removing the current stagger.
– Creating two westbound lanes on the A191, from Tyneview Park to Coach Lane, by making better use of the existing road space.
– Linking traffic signals from the Four Lane Ends to Tyneview Park junctions, improving traffic flows.
– Providing enhanced pedestrian crossing facilities.

Members of the public are now invited to find our more at an information drop-in event on Thursday, February 4, from 4pm to 7pm, at Blue Flames, Whitley Road, Benton, NE12 9SF.

Councillor John Harrison, cabinet member for Housing and Transport, said: “During our consultation over proposals for improvements to the Old Coast Road, we received some valuable feedback from residents and our team has made changes to the scheme where this has been possible.

“We are now holding a drop-in information event so people can see the changes for themselves.”

The work will be managed for the council by its partner Capita.

Anyone who is unable to attend the event and has queries, should email roads@northtyneside.gov.uk or Tel: (0191) 643 6500.

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