The scheme will comprise of the introduction of a ‘throughabout’ at the A66/A171 Cargo Fleet Lane junction
Major roadworks at a junction of the A66 and A171 in Middlesbrough are set to cause lengthy delays in the first few days of starting.
The scheme will comprise of the introduction of a ‘throughabout’ at the A66/A171 Cargo Fleet Lane junction , as well as a signal controlled crossroads at the junction of Cargo Fleet Lane and South Bank Road.
A 'throughabout' is a signalised roundabout with two lanes of traffic in each direction running through the middle of it.
Works will begin on Monday, October 21, and are programmed for completion in late Spring next year.
A secondary diversion via A1085 Longlands Road and the A172 Longlands Spur Road will also be signed to cater for traffic movements between Cargo Fleet Lane and the A66 (west).
Two lanes will be maintained in each direction on the A66 between 7am and 7pm Monday to Saturday inclusive throughout the works period, with a temporary 30mph speed limit in operation to ensure the safety of road users and site operatives.
Access to surrounding properties will be maintained at all times, as will pedestrian access to Cambridge Road.
Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the travelling public whilst works are underway.
A release from Middlesbrough Council said: "Given the scale of the scheme and the high volume of traffic that uses the two junctions on a daily basis, delays on the surrounding road network are inevitable, particularly during the first few days as drivers adjust their travel patterns.
"Drivers should, therefore, allow additional time for their journey, and are asked to exercise caution when passing the works area."