A1056 Sandy Lane


The A1056 Sandy Lane lies between the areas of Wideopen and Killingworth and is used daily by around 30,000 vehicles.

Funded by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and North Tyneside Council, work began in spring 2016 on a £4.8million scheme to improve junctions along the route.

The aim of the project was to improve journey times, enhance access to Sandy Lane Industrial Estate and support the growth of Indigo Business Park.

It included:

  • Replacing the A1056 Sandy Lane/B1318 Roundabout with a signalised T-junction to increase the junction’s capacity and reduce peak-time delays.
  • Extending the length of the two eastbound lanes along the A1056 Sandy Lane to increase its capacity.
  • Installing traffic signals at the junction to Sandy Lane Industrial Estate and widening the A1056 Sandy Lane at this location to accommodate turning traffic. This has made it safer and easier for vehicles to join the A1056 Sandy Lane and reduced the likelihood of westbound traffic being held up by vehicles entering the estate.
  • Creating a new access road for Indigo Park and a signalised junction leading to it. Indigo Park is an 80 acre site which will be home to a range of industrial, distribution and research and development properties.
  • Installing a Pegasus crossing and providing improved facilities for cyclists.    

Design and construction was carried out for the local authority by its partner, Capita. It received a ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ certificate from the Considerate Constructor Scheme.

Work was completed on time and within budget in summer 2017.


Related documents


Drone footage of the scheme


Contact us

If you would like get in touch with us about the scheme, please contact:

Email: roads@northtyneside.gov.uk
Telephone: (0191) 643 6500