The £40m contract to carry out improvements to the A19/A1058 Coast Road in North Tyneside will be constructed by Lagan Construction Group and John Sisk & Son as a joint venture. The contract is part of a record £15 billion investment by the Government in road improvements over the next 6 years, with works commencing in 2016.
“Through schemes like these we are building the Northern Powerhouse and creating opportunities for hardworking people across Britain. “The appointment of the contractors is a vital part of the delivery of improvements to the A19/A1058 Coast Road in North Tyneside. It will make journeys better for local people ensuring they have easy access to jobs, shops and leisure facilities nearby.”Andrew Jones, Roads Minister
“This scheme will improve journey times on the A19 by reducing congestion and improving safety for the thousands of drivers that use this junction each day. The A19 is a vital strategic link providing access to the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate, Silverlink Retail Park, Cobalt Business Park and South East Northumberland. Providing better infrastructure will help the local and national economy, helping to support businesses and creating jobs."Darlene Procter, Highways England Assistant Project Manager
“We are delighted to be working with Highways England alongside our joint venture partner, Lagan Construction Group, to safely deliver this vital junction improvement for the North East road network together with the local community and road users.”Wayne Metcalfe, John Sisk and Son Ltd’s UK civils general manager
“Lagan Construction Group is delighted to have been announced along with Sisk as the successful Joint Venture Contractor for the A19/A1058 Coast Road junction improvement. We look forward to delivering a significant infrastructure project on behalf of Highways England that will shape the community in North Tyneside for years to come.”John Cunningham, Lagan Construction Group operations director
The scheme will also improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists by providing two new shared use bridges over the A1058 slip roads.