Tyne & Wear

Early end to 'disruptive' Gateshead road works

Major roadworks that have caused disruption to one of the busiest routes in Tyneside have been completed three weeks ahead of schedule.

Lane closures on the westbound A184 Felling Bypass began on 15 October to allow a 400m (1,300ft) stretch to be widened to ease rush-hour congestion.

Gateshead Council had predicted the £500,000 project would take 18 weeks.

But the authority said the work was completed on Saturday, despite problems being experienced with bad weather.

Director of transport strategy Nick Clennett said: "We know that these roadworks have caused significant delays for motorists so we have always been keen to get them completed as quickly as possible."

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