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A19 / A179 / B1280 Sheraton junction, near South Wingate

Find out more about roadworks to improve the A19 / A179 / B1280 Sheraton junction near Wingate.

What's happened

We installed traffic lights to reduce traffic queuing back onto the A19 from the northbound sliproad, and reduced the speed limit across the junction to 40mph. This will make it easier for drivers turning right at Sheraton junction.

The work took place between October 2018 and spring 2019. We completed the work at off peak times when traffic was lighter. 

Traffic flow was monitored to minimise disruption.

Full project

At each phase of the works we needed to change the layout of the traffic management and details of this can be seen in the information below. When necessary some lane restrictions and road closures were be in place and diversions clearly signposted.

Why are we doing it?

The site was one of a number of traffic hotspots across England identified by Highways England for junction upgrades, roundabout improvements or better traffic signalling. The Sheraton junction has been awarded £1.4million by Highways England to reduce congestion and improve the safety of the junction.

In recent years, there has been a number of serious accidents at this location, including fatalities.

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