Transformational improvements to the road network are critical to help us achieve our vision to provide a high-quality, quick, affordable, reliable and safe transport network for people and freight to move within, to and from Tees Valley. A New Tees Crossing is one therefore one our main transport priorities for region and is seen as essential to facilitate growth.
The existing Tees Viaduct carries the A19 Trunk Road and suffers severe congestion at peak times. This daily congestion is frustrating for motorists and negatively impacts local businesses. To boost access to Enterprise Zones and strategically important sites, and to ease congestion, we need to provide a new strategic road crossing of the River Tees.
Providing a New Tees Crossing is therefore one of our main transport priorities for the region. It is seen as essential to facilitate growth and is supported and endorsed by Transport for the North.
Between March 13th and May 17th we ran an eight week public consultation to gather the views of local businesses and the public on our plan to create a new crossing of the River Tees on the A19 that will be built in the vicinity of the existing A19 viaduct. The new crossing will improve people’s journey times, improve access to strategic sites, unlock development potential and support the economic growth of the region.
Have your say on the New Tees Crossing
The public consultation is now closed.We thank everyone who submitted feedback. We will be assessing all responses and we hope to announce the preferred route in autumn.