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Coast Road to close 'off-peak' beneath Norham Road Bridge on Thursday 14 December

Press release: An abstract view of the Council crest

A section of the Coast Road will be closed 'off peak' to traffic on Thursday 14 December as work to install the new Norham Road Bridge continues. 

Following the successful installation of precast concrete beams over the weekend of December 1 - 4, the contractors are now set to create the new road deck.

Two large pumps will be used to pour concrete between and over the newly-installed beams. To do this quickly and efficiently, the pumps will need to be positioned on the road beneath the bridge.

This will involve a closure to all traffic during the off-peak hours of Thursday 14 December (9.30am - 3.30pm) with vehicles being diverted ‘up and over’ the existing slip-roads whilst the concrete pour is carried out.

Pedestrian and cycle access across the Coast Road will be maintained throughout, using the remaining part of the ‘old’ bridge.

The work has been carefully planned to minimize disruption, but motorists should expect some minor delays on Thursday. Drivers are asked to exercise caution when using the clearly-signposted diversions on the slip roads and they are also asked to be considerate to the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.

The work is being done as part of North Tyneside Council's £7.2m Coast Road Improvement Scheme.