Tyne & Wear

Consultation begins over £60m Sunderland dual carriageway plan

Artist's impression of the new River Wear crossing Image copyright Sunderland City Council
Image caption The dual carriageway would form the third phase of a scheme which involves the construction of a new crossing over the River Wear

Consultation has begun on plans for a £60m dual carriageway into Sunderland city centre.

The proposed development would run from the eastern end of the new Wear crossing through Pallion, Deptford, Farringdon Row and St Mary's Boulevard.

It would mean there is a continuous dual carriageway between the A19 and city centre, which the council said would reduce congestion and provide a link to key employment sites.

Comments are invited until 30 June.

The route will avoid the Grade II listed Wellington Lane school building, Sunderland City Council added.

Construction of the crossing between the north and south sides of the River Wear at Castletown and Pallion, costing £100m, got under way last year.

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