About the project

The Elton Interchange project involves the construction of junction improvement works, changing the current layout of two roundabouts at the Elton junction of the A66 to an interchange. The objectives of this project are to increase the capacity of the road network, reduce travel times (greater predictability of travel times) and create modern and safe links between communities and main highways which will ensure that current and upcoming housing developments will be able to continue.

Key works have been planned for summer months to minimise disruption and maximise productivity of earthworks operations.

  • Works commenced on Monday 9th May and are expected to last for approximately 80 weeks
  • Signalising of the Elton/A66 junction with the removal of the roundabouts. This will improve the capacity and function of the junction. Further improvements to Yarm Back Lane and the junction with Darlington Back Lane are also planned
  • Lane restrictions and traffic signals will be in place at various times throughout the works. 2-way traffic will be maintained at peak times, although some traffic disruption will be expected
  • Sections of Yarm Back Lane will be widened, and Darlington Road re-aligned
  • The A66 eastbound slip-road will be lengthened and widened as part of the works

The Project, which will be completed in six phases, is primarily funded by Homes England with contributions from Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.