Major roadworks to junction of A19 and A689 reach half-way

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MAJOR roadworks to reduce congestion on the A19 and A689 are roughly half-way through completion.

The Highways Agency has been carrying out works at A19/A689 Wolviston Interchange to improve the merge of the A689 southbound entry slip and the A19 since May 6 in a scheme expected to last around 29 weeks.

The work also includes widening of the A689 west approach to the roundabout to Coal Lane, introduction of traffic lights on all approaches, and a new controlled puffin crossing on A689 Coal Lane to the east of Wolviston Services roundabout.

A temporary 30mph speed limit continues to be in effect on the A689 through the works, as well as off-peak lane closures on weekdays.

The scheme aims to help reduce daily congestion, reduce journey times and improve safety.