Construction work gets underway on triple decker roundabout in North Tyneside

Highways England has started work on a triple decker roundabout in North Tyneside, which aims to reduce congestion and improve journey times.

Over the past couple of months, contractors have been carrying out preparatory work such as clearing the roundabout of vegetation and creating a temporary road layout around the A19 Coast Road roundabout as part of the £75 million scheme.

Highways England project manager Julie Alexander said: "This is a great milestone in the project which will see work start on creating the third layer of the roundabout.

"This is a complex piece of engineering which has required some careful planning and once complete will bring real benefits for drivers in the North Tyneside area and to the wide economy."

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