Drivers face new road closures as work to Sunderland dual carriageway progresses

Motorists have been warned of new road closures and route changes as part of work to a multi-million pound dual carriageway in Sunderland.

There have been a number of road closures during phase three of works to the Sunderland Strategic Transport Route (SSTC3) which started last summer.

When completed the £70.8m project will create a route through Pallion, running underneath the Queen Alexandra Bridge, into Deptford and onto the city centre and St Mary’s Boulevard.

Sunderland City Council has now announced a number of changes in the Deptford, Hylton and St Mary’s area.

Hylton Road reopened on September 11, but a new link road between Carol Street and the A1231 closed.

This will allow the construction of the new carriageway on Trimdon Street West, which ties into Pallion New Road and the new Trimond Junction.

A signed diversion will be in place via Deptford Road and Hylton Road.

The works will be carried out under two-way lights, which will be in place from September 21, expected to be removed December 18 this year.

Hylton Roundabout currently has five approaches, therefore a significant enlargement of the inner ring is required as part of the project.

From September, the roundabout will be modified so that it no longer operates as a full roundabout.

To safely construct the works, road users exiting Farringdon Row on to Hylton Roundabout are only able to turn left (eastbound), road users wishing to travel westbound from Farringdon Row, should travel to St Mary’s roundabout and travel west.

SSTC3 will establish a strategic public transport corridor connecting Washington, Nissan, the new Enterprise Zones and the A19 with the city centre and the Port of Sunderland.

The carriageway will also help to relieve congestion across the Wearmouth and Queen Alexandra bridges.

Once complete, the project is expected to create 6,000 new jobs at development sites including the former Vaux site, the old Groves Cranes site and Hylton Park along the riverside corridor in Sunderland.

Chronicle Live – Sunderland