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Wessington Way returns to a dual carriageway

Wessington Way towards Southwick 1

6:54am 14th November 2017
(Updated 5:10pm 14th November 2017)

Drivers on Wearside will be relieved to hear a major road is returning to normal from this morning.

Wessington Way is going back to two lanes in both directions, following the completion of roadworks.

Two years of construction led to the dual carriageway being reduced.

From this morning (Tuesday), all major works on Wessington Way will be complete, meaning that the traffic cones between Colima Avenue and the Queen Alexandra Bridge will be removed.

Only minor landscaping work will be carried out in the weeks ahead, which may require short, periodic lane closures.

A new three-way junction, with traffic lights, will be in place at Castletown Way, near Sainsbury’s, replacing the roundabout that was there previously.

Wessington Way roadworks 1



This will become a four-way junction once the new Crossing and it's road are finished in Spring next year.

Deputy Leader of Sunderland City Council, Cllr Harry Trueman, said:

“It’s very good news that Wessington Way is almost complete and we can return to having two lanes of traffic in each direction."

“We appreciate that roadworks can be extremely frustrating and inconvenient, so we wish to thank businesses, residents and motorists for the patience they have shown during the past two years.  I’m sure people are looking forward to travelling across this impressive new crossing."

“More broadly, we are getting close now to the bridge being complete, when we will start to see this scheme and the other major initiatives that are underway, such as the advanced manufacturing park, truly transform the city of Sunderland.”

The new bridge – the first to be built across the River Wear in the city for 40 years – is Phase 2 of the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor, which is a five-phase road enhancement scheme to improve links between the A19 and Sunderland City Centre and the Port of Sunderland.

Wear Crossing from viewing gallery

Phase 1, the city centre St Mary’s scheme, is already complete, and Phase 3, joining the bridge to the city centre, has recently received planning permission.

The new bridge will link Castletown with Pallion and will enable land along the south side of the river to be regenerated.

It will also attract investment into Sunderland, help to create jobs, and reduce journey time for motorists travelling around the city.

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