HE – A19 Testos Junction Improvement – Newcastle upon Tyne - Project Profile
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Highways England (HE) (formerly the Highways Agency), an agency under the Government of the UK, is planning to build a flyover south of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, the UK.
The project involves the construction of an elevated motorway via two bridges complemented by entry and exit slip roads.
It includes the construction of viaducts, thoroughfares, piers and related facilities, and the installation of side barriers, traffic signals and information boards.
In March 2009, HE unveiled the preliminary project plans and commenced a 12-week public consultation event, with intent of analyzing three different options for the development.
Following a detailed analysis of the alternatives, the Department for Transport, UK (DfT) in June 2014, announced the selection of the first option involving raising the A19 carriageway above ground on an embankment and carrying it over the existing roundabout, slightly to the west, via two bridges, as the preferred alternative.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (JEC) and Costain Group plc (COST) have been appointed as technical consultants.
In October 2014, HE commenced public exhibitions to seek community feedback on the proposed plans.
In September 2014, HE released the preliminary environmental information (PEI) report identifying the results of the agency’s investigations into the potential environmental effects of the project.
Subsequently, HE unveiled the project designs in November 2014.
On December 2, 2014, the Planning Inspectorate, UK reviewed the development plans.
In March 2017, HE completed public consultation.
Early design as a part of planning are underway. Construction works are expected to commence, Once the consultation and necessary consents are obtained by May 2019.
The project involves the construction of an elevated motorway via two bridges complemented by entry and exit slip roads, south of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, the UK.
The US$98 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of viaducts
2. Construction of thoroughfares
3. Construction of piers
4. Installation of side barriers
5. Installation of traffic signals
6. Installation of information boards
7. Construction of related facilities
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