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A189 Killingworth Road Closure


A189 Killingworth Road in Newcastle will be closed from 20 July until Spring 2018 as part of a £13.5m investment project to widen the road and install a new Metro bridge at a well-known pinch point.

We are working with Nexus to widen the road which leads on to Haddricks Mill roundabouts in South Gosforth, to reduce congestion, smooth traffic flow and increase safety to one of the main commuter routes into Newcastle.

Metro operator Nexus will use this opportunity to replace their bridge and upgrade the train tracks, resulting in Metro services being disrupted for 34 days during this summer.

The councils, Nexus, bus operators and other partners are working together to minimise disruption and diversions will be in place. Plans include timings on traffic signals tweaked across the network to smooth traffic flow, temporary bus lanes to prioritise buses through key junctions, with additional buses and pricing incentives to encourage more people to use public transport. We will also close Salters Bridge to reduce traffic through residential areas.

This work is part of our Re-newcastle programme of investment into our Newcastle's highways and key junctions - the biggest investment in our city's roads in over 30 years.

The works include:

  • Installing wider pavements to make it easier for people on foot and with pushchairs or mobility issues to get around.
  • Installing two-way cycle lanes to make it safer for people on bikes.
  • Installing a bus lane to help buses run to time.
  • Moving the carriageway further from people’s homes to improve their air quality and provide parking and improved footways for them.
  • Replacing the retaining wall with improved landscaping.
  • Widening the road to make it safer for everyone and reduce congestion.

For details of the works and information on diversions and mitigation measures to try and reduce the impact of this closure please click here.


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CCTV Video Wall

Still images from the regions Traffic Management CCTV cameras are now available in a “video wall” format at www.netrafficcams.co.uk

The images typically update every 1 – 15 minutes and can be filtered by district. Or cameras of interest can be selected to be viewed on the “My Camera” tab or selected from a map based layer and filtered by distance from your current location or by postcode.

On both the All Camera and My Cameras view the user can select how many cameras are display at once, this defaults to 12 images per page.

On desktop machines the images will automatically refresh as soon as a new image becomes available, on mobile devices users click the refresh button to update with the latest image (this is to ensure that mobile users are in control of how much data is being downloaded).



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Open Data

The Tyne & Wear UTMC officially launched it's Open Data Service at the Integrated Transport and Weather Information Pilot (ITWIP) event at Sunderland Software City on Friday 28th February 2014.

The key principle of open data is to increase transparency and the sharing of information we hold with the wider community.

Our service provides third party developers with access to a number of datasets sourced from the Tyne and Wear Urban Traffic Management Control (UTMC) system. Developers are then able to build useful applications using the data we have now made freely available.

Data that has been released includes travel and transport related datasets through the provision of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The initial datasets made public include:

  • Air quality data
  • Car Parks
  • CCTV
  • Journey Times
  • SCOOT
  • Traffic – Accident
  • Traffic – Event
  • Traffic – Incident
  • Traffic – Roadwork
  • Weather station data

To get more information & access please visit www.netraveldata.co.uk.

The Tyne & Wear Urban Traffic Management Control (UTMC) & the Open Data Service is provided by Newcastle City Council on behalf of the North East Combined Authority.



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Park & Ride

Across Tyne & Wear there is a variety of Car Park & Ride facilities. At these locations users can interchange with either bus, cycle, metro, rail or taxi & avoid queues within city centres or possible full central car parks.

Car Park

District

Post Code

Interchange with...

Heworth

Gateshead

NE10 0NE

Bus, Cycle Parking, Metro, Rail & Taxi

Callerton Parkway

Newcastle

NE13 8DF

Cycle Parking & Metro

Great Park

Newcastle

NE13 9AA

Bus

Kingston Park

Newcastle

NE3 2SW

Cycle Parking & Metro

Regent Centre

Newcastle

NE3 3PF

Cycle Parking & Metro

Walkergate

Newcastle

NE6 4NT

Metro

Four Lane Ends

North Tyneside

NE7 7UJ

Bus, Cycle Parking, Metro & Taxi

Northumberland Park

North Tyneside

NE27 0SJ

Bus, Cycle Parking & Metro

Fellgate

South Tyneside

NE32 4QA

Metro

East Boldon

South Tyneside

NE36 0JZ

Cycle Parking & Metro

Stadium of Light

Sunderland

SR5 1JB

Cycle Parking & Metro




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