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Testos Roundabout

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Location Map ( geo)
A19 Heading South - Geograph - 1718007.jpg
A19 heading south to the roundabout prior to the construction of the flyover
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Boldon Colliery
Highway Authority
National Highways
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
A19, A184
Junctions related to the A184

Testos Roundabout (signed as Testo's) is a major junction on the A19 in North East England, where it meets the A184 which is a Trunk road from here to White Mare Pool where it meets the A194(M).


1965 - Before the junction
1968 - Tyne Tunnel Southern Approach Road from the north
1972 - Sunderland Bypass section from the south

The junction opened with the Tyne Tunnel Southern Approach Road shortly after the tunnel had opened in October 1967. The roundabout was completed for the Sunderland Bypass section which opened on 20 March 1972.

A scheme to grade-separate the junction by providing a flyover for the A19 was completed in 2021, with the flyover opening to traffic on 7th June[1]. This scheme is being progressed together with an improvement to the adjacent Downhill Lane Interchange and will include braided slip roads between the junctions, although direct access to and from the A19 to the south will still be possible.


Route To Notes


Tyne Tunnel


Sunderland, Teesside


The SOUTH, (A194(M)), Gateshead, Newcastle




Tyne Tunnel became A1, now A19


Sunderland, Teesside (A19) now A19


The NORTH, Tyne Tunnel now A19


The SOUTH, (A1(M)), Gateshead, Newcastle (A184) was A184, now A184 again



National Highways

Highways England scheme page for Testos and Downhill Lane junction improvements

Testos Roundabout
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