Please note the overnight closure of Sandy Lane (A1056) on the day of the relay from 8pm to 6am. This may affect some of you returning home from Lockey Park. Please see the following advice from the council –
As the A1056 road improvement scheme nears completion, there is one last parcel of outstanding work that requires some overnight closures on Sandy Lane.
The closures are for the completion of essential drainage work that cannot be done during daytime without causing serious traffic congestion.
Consequently, Sandy Lane will be closed overnight from Monday 19 June until Friday 23 June, from the A1056/B1318 junction to the west as far as the A189 Weetslade roundabout to the east.
The Sandy Lane / B1318 junction will remain open at all times to northbound and southbound traffic (e.g. between Newcastle and Wideopen, Brunswick Village and Hazlerigg) – and bus services through the junction will run as normal.
The road closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am each evening and fully-signposted diversions will be in place on all approaches throughout.
Traffic approaching Sandy Lane from the east (e.g. from Killingworth, Burradon and Camperdown) can travel south on the A189 for Newcastle – or go north on the A189 to Moor Farm roundabout, the A19 to Seaton Burn and then the B1318 (for Wideopen, Brunswick Village and Hazlerigg) or the A1 (for through traffic).
Traffic approaching from the west can follow the above route in reverse.
The A1056 Sandy Lane will be open as normal each day from 6am to 8pm.