We are advised that the majority of the works will be completed off the highway and two way traffic will be maintained on both the A695 and the B6395 at all times.
BUT some work will be required on the carriageway and temporary traffic signals will be needed for workforce safety – delays can be expected at peak times.
A full road closure will be required when the final road surfacing is carried out but this will be done during the night to minimise disruption.
Gateshead Council apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause and asks drivers to allow a little more time for their journeys.
A lot of misinformation has been placed on some social media platforms please read the facts below-
As per Gateshead MBC Highways team
Highway improvements comprising the construction of a new roundabout to replace the
existing “T” junction between the A695 Prudhoe Industrial Link Road and the B6395
Why are the works being carried out ?
These highway improvement works were included as a planning condition attached to
the development of Cottier Grange residential properties on the site of Prudhoe
Hospital in Northumberland. The developer of Cottier Grange, Gentoo Homes Ltd, are
funding local road safety and traffic flow improvements to the A696/B6395 junction.
Who is doing the works?
Gentoo Homes Ltd issued tenders for the works to a short list of local contractors, the
contract was awarded to Gateshead Council’s direct labour organisation.
When do the works start?
The highway works are due to start 05 August 2019.
How long will the works last?
The works are programmed to last 16 weeks and are due to be completed before
How will it affect traffic?
The works will be phased to ensure that the A695 and B6395 are open to traffic at all
times, however, a temporary 30 mph road speed limit will be in operation to protect the workforce.
The majority of the roundabout construction can be achieved off the carriageway and two-way traffic flows can be maintained.
When work is required on the carriageway temporary traffic signals will be required to make sure there is sufficient safety clearance to between the traffic and workers.
There will be some traffic delays due to queuing especially during the morning and evening peaks.
A full road closure will be required when the surfacing is being carried out, this activity
will be done during night-time to minimise traffic disruption, diversion routes will be posted.
This is a major project that has been under consideration for a longtime.
The primary concern must be to improve road safety.
Many residents and business have asked us to progress this.
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