Press release

£3 million investment planned for A194 (M)

More than £3 million worth of improvements are taking place on a stretch of the A194 (M) in Tyneside providing smoother and safer journeys for drivers.

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Contractors for Highways England are resurfacing almost 4 miles of the northbound A194 (M) from where it leaves the A1 (M) at junction 65 to the Whitemarepool junction, the equivalent of nine football pitches.

Lanes 1 and 2, the hard shoulder and adjacent slip roads will be resurfaced as part of the work which is due to start on Monday 14 September.

Highways England project manager Andrew Brown said:

We’ll be resurfacing a stretch of motorway covering around 4 miles to provide smoother journeys for drivers.

Every effort is being made to ensure disruption to traffic and residents is kept to a minimum, and we’ll be using a contraflow system to keep vehicles running in both directions during a mixture of night and weekend closures.

Lane and full carriageway closures will be required to set up and remove the contraflow at the beginning and end of the works. Clearly signed diversions will be in place during these periods.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 10 September 2015