A19 Downhill Lane junction improvement

Closed 6 Jan 2017

Opened 21 Nov 2016


The A19 is a major route running from Doncaster to the north of Newcastle. It is the main route linking Tyne and Wear with Teesside to the south, and to the north of England via the A1.

The Downhill Lane junction is located just over 5km south of the Tyne Tunnel and approximately 1.1km south of the Testos junction. It forms the junction between the A19 and the A1290, which is one of the main access routes for the Nissan car plant, and Washington Road, which runs into north Sunderland.

South Tyneside and Sunderland Councils are planning the development of the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) within land to the west of the A19 and north of the Nissan plant. It is planned that access to the IAMP will also be from the Downhill Lane junction.

We would like to hear the views of local communities, government and businesses on our proposals. The consultation will help us refine our proposals to enable us to take the scheme forward to the next stage of design.

Why your views matter

This is your opportunity to tell us what you think of the scheme, what works, what concerns you may have, and any local or specialist knowledge that may help us to improve the design.

The consultation will run for 7 weeks, commencing 21 November 2016 and closing at 23:59 on 6 January 2017.

We will also be holding two public exhibitions. We would like you to come along to discuss the proposals in more detail with our project team. If you are not able to attend these events, please read the consultation brochure and complete the questionnaire below.



  • All members of the public


  • Roads