North Bank of the Tyne


North Tyneside Council, in partnership with Capita, invested £4.7million to remove key transport barriers, enabling industry to invest in available land along the River Tyne, an area with development potential for the creation of up to 7,000 local jobs.

Improvements were carried out in seven locations across the borough, with each piece of work designed to create additional capacity on the road network and improve safe cycling and pedestrian routes.

Key aims

The key aims of the project were to:

  • Remove transport barriers, enabling industry to invest in the available land along the River Tyne, using the skills of local people.
  • Support the development of 7,000 new jobs by improving links and access to what has been identified as a strategically significant site in the regeneration of the North East.
  • Increase accessibility and commuter/transport connectivity, reducing congestion and improving journey times.
  • Prepare the roads network for the substantial increase in traffic resulting from expected future developments, whilst keeping congestion and journey times low.
  • Encourage more sustainable travel by introducing improved cycling routes, making it easier for people in the area to get to work by bike, and relieving pressure on our road network.

Public consultation

In March and early April 2017, the council and its partner, Capita, carried out a public consultation programme to help shape the bid to the LEP.

Drop-in events were held at the Wallsend Customer First Centre, at Howdon Library and the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate – and the views expressed by members of the public and local businesses were most helpful in the bid preparation process.

With funding secured, work began in October 2017 - and the programme is expected to be completed by the end of November 2018.


Scheme work locations

Schme work locations

The North Bank of the Tyne scheme comprised seven distinct ‘parcels’ of work:

  1. Davy Bank to Hadrian Way
    • improved crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists at Davy Bank and Amec Way
    • segregated footpath/cycleway between these points
    • new Toucan crossing at Hadrian Park Metro Station
  2. A193/High Flatworth Roundabout
    • improved access and egress from Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate
    • introduced Toucan crossings and footpaths/cycle ways to improve links for pedestrians and cyclists
    • access and egress improvements to household waste recycling centre
  3. Norham Road/Waterville Road Roundabout
    • installed additional traffic lanes on the Norham Road and Waterville Road approaches to the roundabout to reduce traffic queues
  4. Bewicke Street
    • upgraded crossing point to a Toucan crossing
  5. Ropery Lane
    • introduced a Toucan crossing and shared footpath/cycleway
  6. Neptune Road
    • installed a new pedestrian/cycle parallel road crossing
  7. A193/Churchill Street Junction
    • re-aligned and widened the junction to provide a dedicated right turn lane from A193 westbound into Churchill Street

Latest news

During the works, the Major Projects team issued regular updates using its e-bulletin service. This provided subscribers with progress updates, photos and other key information.. 

The latest e-bulletins can be found below.

Related documents



Drone footage of the proposed scheme

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