THE North-East business community is invited to a drop-in information session about a major road improvement coming later this year.

In early autumn 2019, works will start on site to introduce a ‘throughabout' at the A66/A171 Cargo Fleet Lane junction, together with a signal controlled crossroads at the junction of A171 Cargo Fleet Lane and South Bank Road, Middlesbrough.

Once operational, the new road layout will improve the capacity and resilience of both junctions, reducing journey times and improving journey time reliability, particularly during the busy morning and evening peak periods.

The works are expected to take between eight and nine months to complete, with temporary traffic management measures in operation throughout the contract period.

Because of the size and scale of the scheme, and the potential impact on traffic movements during its construction, it is important that the many businesses located nearby are fully briefed before works start on site.

The drop-in information session will be held between 1.30pm and 4.30pm on Thursday, July 11, at the Cargo Fleet Offices on Middlesbrough Road.

Middlesbrough Council officers will be on hand to discuss the scheme and answer any queries.