WORK has begun on the latest phase of the South Stockton Link Road at Ingleby Barwick.

Myton Way is single carriageway and will provide a link from Queen Elizabeth Way to the centre of Ingleby Barwick.

This work is the latest phase of the road, which will provide a link between Ingleby Barwick, the A66 and Stockton town centre.

Work on Myton Way and associated landscaping will cost £1.5m, and includes a network of footpaths, cycleways, bridleways and an underpass.

Completion of this latest phase is expected by the autumn.

Mike Robinson, Stockton Borough Council's head of engineering and transport, said: "Myton Way will not only provide access for further housing development in the Broom Hill and The Rings areas, but will also create a direct link from the Ingleby Way roundabout to Queen Elizabeth Way over the River Tees.

"There will be tremendous benefits to residents of Ingleby Barwick and Thornaby, as traffic will be more easily dispersed to areas away from residential areas."