Press release

Drivers warned about A174 Parkway closures next week

Drivers are advised that there will be overnight full closures of the A174 / A19 Parkway junction in Middlesbrough next week, as part of the work to complete a significant part of the ongoing pinch point scheme.

Road surfacing and road marking work will be taking place on the Parkway roundabout and approach roads overnight between 23 March and 2 April. Once completed the newly widened areas of junction will be opened to traffic, which should increase the capacity of the junction and reduce delays. Further work will then take place to install new traffic signals to finally complete the £7.9m scheme towards the end of April.

Highways Agency project manager, Steve Bishop said:

We would like to thank drivers for their patience during this improvement work. These closures will enable us to complete a significant part of the pinch point scheme and drivers should shortly benefit from the newly widened carriageway and junction improvements.

We understand that closures to this important junction cause inconvenience to drivers but this major scheme is now nearing completion. We have put up signs around the roundabout warning of the forthcoming overnight closures and we ask that drivers avoid the junction if possible and leave extra time for journeys in the area next week.

There will be a number of roundabout, slip road and lane closures between overnight between 23 March and 2 April from 8pm to 6am:

  • 23-25 March – The southbound exit slip road from the A19 to the Parkway junction and sections of the roundabout will be closed
  • 26-28 March – The A174 approach to the Parkway junction and sections of the roundabout will be closed
  • 30 March – 2 April – The northbound exit slip road from the A19 to the Parkway junction and sections of the roundabout will be closed. There will also be lane closures on the A174 approach to the roundabout

The closures have been planned to take place overnight when traffic flows are lower in order to keep disruption to drivers to a minimum. The restrictions will be lifted as soon as it is safe to do so.

Further details about the pinch point scheme can be found on the Highways Agency website.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

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