19th November 2021

A69 Bridge End Upgrade

Working on behalf of National Highways for Tilbury Douglas, ATM commenced fencing work last month, on the A69 Bridge End upgrade near Hexham, Northumberland.

Following removal of the old fencing, we are installing 2250 meters of boundary post and four rail.

The £30 million A69 Bridge End upgrade near Hexham, Northumberland, has seen a new stretch of dual carriageway built under the existing roundabout and the construction of two bridges to form a new junction.

The investment comes as part of the Government’s drive to level up transport in regions across the country.

The A69 is an important route between Newcastle and Carlisle that provides a link between the North East and North West of England and is heavily used by hauliers and commuters.

The section between Hexham and Newcastle is a busy traffic hotspot, particularly at the Bridge End roundabout and will improve access into these areas, saving regular commuters up to an hour every week.

It will improve journey times and make them more reliable by allowing through traffic to pass freely through the junction, improve safety, provide better access from the A69 and into Hexham, and support economic growth within the north of England.” The roundabout opened to traffic mid-September followed by one lane of the mainline A69 at the end of the month.

National Highways would like to thank principal contractors Tilbury Douglas and all those involved in delivering this project so far, as well as the local community and drivers for their patience while this vital project is carried out.