How a triple decker roundabout could tranform Silverlink


This is what the Silverlink junction in North Tyneside could look like after a major project to turn it into a triple-decker roundabout.

The £75m scheme involves lowering the A19 beneath the existing A1058 Coast Road and roundabout, providing a free flowing link.

Highways England says this will reduce congestion, improve safety and the reliability of people’s journeys. And they have produced a computer-generated video to show how the new road network will work.

The junction, used by thousands of people every day, is on the main route to and from theTyne Tunnel and will mean that drivers travelling along the A19 will no longer have to queue at the roundabout to go straight on. Instead they will be able to use a new section of road which will run under the existing junction.

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