A194 Cycle Lane and Shaftesbury Avenue Junction Improvements
South Tyneside Council recently commenced works along the A194 between the John Reid Road Roundabout and Shaftesbury Avenue junction. The aim of the scheme is to improve cycle and pedestrian routes as well as reduce congestion at the signal controlled junction. This has been the result of funding provided from the successful DEFRA air quality bid.
The first phase started on 6 October 2020, consisting of footway improvement works only with no direct impact to road users. These works are expected to last approximately 6 weeks, at which point South Tyneside Council will begin the second phase of work including work on the signal controlled junction at Shaftesbury Avenue.
The second phase, planned to commence on 16 November 2020 will be undertaken by South Tyneside Council's construction team in collaboration with the regional traffic signals team. The majority of works at the junction will be carried out using off peak lane closures, but the use of 4-way temporary traffic lights for a small section of the works will be required, again during the off peak periods. Later in the scheme, occasional road closures overnight (with diversions) to complete duct crossings and re-surfacing work will potentially be required.