The main construction work on North Tyneside's triple decker roundabout starts today.
The £75million pound project will see Highways England lower the A19 beneath the existing A1058 Coast Road to reduce traffic congestion.
This will mean that people travelling along the A19 will no longer have to queue at the roundabout to go straight on and instead will be able to use a new section of road which will run under the existing junction.
Highways England say the upgrade will also improve safety for the thousands of drivers that use the junction each day as well as providing better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
The scheme is due to be completed at the end of March 2019.
Highways England wants to hear the views of local people about their proposals. The public have until January 6, 2017 to respond.Read the full story ›
Police have arrested two people after £15,000 worth of cannabis was recovered when a Nissan Qashqai was stop-checked on the A19.
A further quantity of cannabis was found at the home address of one of those arrested -amounting to a further £600 worth of drugs.
A man aged 25 and a woman aged 22 are currently being questioned by police.
The A19 is closed due to a serious accident and an overturned vehicle on the A19 Southbound between A1290 and A1231 Wessington Way.
Traffic is being diverted around the accident via the A1231 exit and entry slip roads.
An elderly woman has died after a three vehicle crash on the A19 in North Yorkshire.
Police say a woman in her eighties died at the scene of the incident at the A684 Ellerbeck Junction near Northallerton. She was driving a silver Skoda Fabia which was involved in a crash with a white van shortly after 10am.
Police say the driver of the van has been taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Police are currently dealing with a four car collision on the A19 northbound.
There is slow moving traffic between the A690 at East Herrington and the B1404 at Seaton.
One lane is currently closed, avoid if possible.
Five people have been injured after a crash involving three cars on the A19.
It happened at around 9.15pm on Monday, August 1, on the A19 northbound between the Holystone and Killingworth junctions.
Police are appealing for witnesses, and want to hear from anyone who saw a red and a white car driving northbound on the A19 just before the crash.
Taxi driver Dave Hope was killed by the roadside after he got out of his taxi to help at a crash scene when he was hit by another carRead the full story ›
Cleveland Police say, once again, they have received reports of people throwing stones at cars from the footbridge over the A19 between the Mandale interchange and the Tees flyover.
The incidents happened on Monday (19th June) between 8:20pm and 9:20pm.
A black Vauxhall Vectra, a green Fiat 500, a white Vauxhall Corsa, and a HGV truck were all damaged as a result of the incidents.
No one was injured.
One of the objects - thought to be a stone - thrown at cars had flipped up and smashed into the window of a box van causing significant damage to the windscreen.
The driver was uninjured.
It is believed a group of youths are responsible for the incidents and officers have visited a nearby estate to speak with residents for them to advise youths on the dangers of stone throwing.
“It is clear that these youths do not understand the extremely dangerous consequences of their actions by throwing objects at moving vehicles and I am concerned to hear that these incidents are still happening.
“Thankfully so far, no one has been severely injured or killed but eventually this could happen if these incidents do not stop.
“Do these youths want death on their conscience as a result of their irresponsible behaviours? How would they feel if one of their friends or family members was injured or killed as a result of someone throwing a stones at their vehicles.
“I am certain they would be absolutely devastated and this shocking behaviour should not be encouraged.
“I would like the parents of these children involved to step up and play their part in educating their children on the serious dangers of throwing objects at vehicles before someone dies.
“Anyone found to be carrying out such acts will face the full force of the law.”
Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash on the A19 southbound at Billingham on Thursday afternoon (12th May.)
The crash took place at around 4pm and involved a motorcyclist, a blue Ford Fiesta and a red Honda Civic.
The motorbike ride, a man from the Eaglescliffe area, was taken to James Cook University Hospital by air ambulance suffering from leg injuries, internal injuries, a dislocated shoulder and broken ribs.
The A19 was closed in both directions whilst the air ambulance landed.
Roads were reopened at around 5.25pm.