South Shields Transport Corridor

Traffic improvements to ease congestion and improve traffic flows at the Arches junction.

The Arches junction is located at the junction of the A194 and the A185, two of South Tyneside’s key strategic road corridors. The scheme will convert the existing roundabout to traffic signals and a partial gyratory layout with all movements maintained will be adopted. The scheme will reduce traffic congestion at the junction and have a positive impact on air quality. Improvements to the junction will benefit key regional economic opportunities, such as Port of Tyne and IAMP, and the Nissan plant and its supply chain, it will also facilitate more local development such as the regeneration of South Shields town centre.

Project timeline
2015 Pipeline

Start of feasibility and business case development

2016 In progress

Project approved and in construction phase

2018 In progress

Project expected to be live in 2019

2019 Complete

Completed March 2019

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Project Stats
Transport and connectivity
Project Status
Project Location
South Tyneside
Project Organisation
South Tyneside Council
Project Funding
Local Growth Fund
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