Collingwood Street / St Nicholas Street Yellow Box Enforcement 2024 - This consultation has now ended

Please give us your views on this proposal.
Newcastle City Council has been awarded powers of enforcement for moving traffic contraventions by the Department for Transport, under Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004. This means that powers of enforcement that were previously owned by the Police for enforcing restrictions such as yellow box junctions and banned turns have transferred to Newcastle City Council as the Local Authority.
What we propose to do
The yellow box at the junction of Collingwood Street / St Nicholas Street has been identified as a key location for enforcement. Collingwood Street / St Nicholas Street junction is an important city centre junction, particularly for public transport. This junction is a key route for bus movements across the river and is a frequent delay point as a result of vehicles blocking of the yellow box. 
This junction will only become more important for southbound bus movements with the commencement of the Tyne Bridge restoration works in April 2024, whereby traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. 
Collingwood Street / St Nicholas Street junction has recently been upgraded with the intention of making the junction as efficient and safe as possible. The upgraded included new signals equipment installed, improved pedestrian crossings and changes to simplify the yellow box layout. However there are still concerns about the misuse of the yellow box, and concerns associated with the delays here as well as a history of accidents. Therefore it is proposed that this yellow box is enforced via camera. 
The powers for the Local Authority to enforce the yellow box in this location will:
  • Minimise delays and congestion through ensuring the correct use of restriction
  • Improve the performance of the highway will contribute to better general safety for all parties.
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Start Date

18 March 2024

End Date

29 April 2024


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