Works to ease congestion and increase capacity on a busy Ingleby Barwick roundabout are set to start.
Stockton Council is carrying out the improvements to Quarry Farm roundabout to prevent the build-up of traffic at peak times.
The improvements will increase the roundabout’s capacity before works to dual Ingleby Way and Myton Way commence later this year.
Once complete the enhanced roundabout will allow two lanes of traffic to travel straight ahead. The scheme will also see additional pedestrian crossings installed.
The works, which start on Monday 16 February, are due to be completed by the end of June. During the works lane restrictions will be in place from 9.30am to 3.30pm with more disruptive works scheduled to take place at weekends to minimise disruption.
Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, Councillor Mike Smith, said: “Quarry Farm Roundabout is a busy roundabout which is fed into from The Rings, Queen Elizabeth Way, Lowfields Avenue and Myton Way in Ingleby Barwick.
“This is further investment into our highway network to reduce peak congestion and provide capacity for the future. Every effort has been taken to minimise inconvenience to motorists and passengers but we would like to ask people for their patience while the improvements take place.”
For more information and to view a site plan visit www.stockton.gov.uk/majorhighwayprojects