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North East’s first triple decker junction to cut congestion

The North East’s first-ever triple decker junction is now open following a £75m Highways England scheme that will reduce journey times for drivers and cut congestion.

The new triple-decker junction

The work, which started in June 2016, will bring benefits to more than 80,000 drivers a day travelling across North Tyneside.

Commenting on the opening of the new underpass, Norma Redfearn CBE, elected Mayor of North Tyneside, said: “The A19 is extremely important to the regional economy and this improvement will have a number of major benefits for residents and businesses in both North Tyneside and the wider area, by reducing congestion and therefore supporting our efforts to improve air quality, improving road safety and helping to ensure we have a road network to attract investment and job growth to our borough.

“The new junction will also help alleviate some long-term traffic issues and vastly improve access to the Silverlink Retail Park and Cobalt Business Park, our largest employment site.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.