Transformational improvements to the road network are required to help the Tees Valley achieve its growth ambitions. This event, led by the Project Director Andy Johnson, will outline the challenges and lessons learnt in developing options for a new highway crossing of the River Tees to ease congestion on the existing A19 Tees Viaduct.
Andy will give an insight into the strategic and economic need for a New Tees Crossing and the early development work undertaken by Tees valley Combined Authority to assess the potential “long list” of options which have been considered. He will also outline the development of the scheme options as the project advanced through Highways England’s Project Control Framework Stages 1 & 2, where potential options were assessed in both economic and environmental terms and wider benefits leveraged to increase the potential BCR’s, to allow the project team to arrive at the current likely preferred option, the A19 Tees Viaduct Capacity Enhancement Option.
Andy Johnson, a Chartered Civil Engineer, is an Associate Director at Arup and leads the highways business in the North East. Andy is the Project Director for the New Tees Crossing project on behalf of Tees Valley Combined Authority and the Tees Valley Mayor. In his role he leads an integrated delivery team comprising representatives from all five local authorities, Highways England, Jacobs, Fore and Arup.