A MAJOR highway scheme to improve the flow of traffic in Ingleby Barwick is very close to completion.
The new road layout, which has seen Myton Way dualled from the Tesco roundabout to Broom Hill and Sandgate roundabout replaced with a traffic lights controlled junction, is now fully operational.
Ingleby Way has also been dualled from the Tesco roundabout to Barwick Way roundabout.
The scheme is part of a wider project to reduce peak period congestion in the centre of Ingleby Barwick which has already seen Quarry Farm roundabout upgraded.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, Councillor Nigel Cooke, said: “I would like to thank the residents of Ingleby Barwick for their patience whilst these improvements have been carried out.
“We know that Myton Way is very well used by commuters and this scheme is vital to ensure that our road network is improved and enhanced to keep pace with the growth of the Borough.
“It will ease congestion in the centre of Ingleby Barwick for the long-term, making traffic flow much more freely to meet the needs of residents, visitors and businesses.”
The contractor will be returning after Christmas to complete some footpaths and landscaping work but there will be minimal traffic management required for this.
The Ingleby Barwick highway improvement works have been funded by the Local Growth Fund, the Department for Transport, private sector match funding and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.
For more information visit www.stockton.gov.uk/majorhighwayprojects