|Location Map ( geo)|
|Durham • Northumberland|
|1967 & 2011|
|£1.70 Cars / £3.40 HGV|
The Tyne Tunnel is the furthest downstream fixed crossing of the River Tyne in Northeast England, as part of the A19.
The original project consisted of a set of foot and cycle tunnels, opened in 1951, and a single carriageway road tunnel, which opened in 1967. Subsequent roadbuilding in the area, not least the rerouting of the A1 through the tunnel from the early 1980s to the completion of the Newcastle Western Bypass in 1993, meant that the tunnel became a severe bottleneck, and made refurbishment near impossible.
Consequently in 2004, a decision was made to build a second parallel tunnel. Construction started in 2008 and opened in early 2011. Traffic started using both tunnels and hence the route became dual carriageway in late 2011.
|Sunderland, Teesside, Gateshead (A194) (A184)|
|The NORTH, Seaton Burn, A1|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||Accessed via A19|
|South Shields (A194)|
|Tyne Commission Quay|
|Sunderland, Teesside, Gateshead(A194)(A184)||now A19|
|The NORTH, Seaton Burn, A1||now A19|
New Tyne Crossing Official Website