Thursday, January 09, 2014

A1 consultation meeting

The Coalition Government have already announced that they are going to invest £64 million in upgrading the A1 in Gateshead between Lobley Hill and Dunston. More recently, ministers have said they are prepared to look at extending the improvements to upgrade the road from the south of the Team Valley to Lobley Hill and from Dunston to the Metrocentre as well.

The Highways Agency held a consultation event this evening in Dunston with councillors which I attended with my two ward colleagues John McClurey and Marilynn Ord (we are all pictured above). Work is likely to start in August and be completed in 2016. Assuming the full package goes ahead, this will be one of the most important transport improvements in Gateshead for over 20 years.

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