LTP3 creating economic and transport corridors
One element of Local Transport Plan (LTP) 3 is economic/transport corridors. This looks at improving the movement of goods and people along main routes between sites of employment, retail and industry
The Transit 15 scheme aims to reduce delays to bus services travelling along seven transport corridors to Durham City. It began in LTP2 and continues during the first few years of LTP3.
The scheme will also look at improving key junctions on the main economic/transport corridors across the county. The selection of these corridors for early implementation is influenced by their importance to the travelling public and the movement of goods. We will initially be looking at the A167, A692, A693, A691 and A690.
However, improvement to junction layouts and enhancing their capacity alone may not ensure the efficient movement of people and goods. Additional infrastructure improvements elsewhere on the corridor may also be necessary.
Each of the corridors will be assessed across the full extent of the route and locations will be earmarked for additional improvement. These locations may be where normal traffic flow is restricted by factors such as carriageway layout, inadequate width or even recurring flooding.
The remaining corridors across the county (the A68, A177, A182, A688, A689 etc) will be assessed and dealt with as part of the planned programme going forward.
- A167/A693 Northlands Roundabout
- A167/B6300 Sunderland Bridge Junction
- A693 Drum Industrial Estate roundabout