Road closure will reduce access to City Campus car park from 29 July

Gas work diversions will mean Railway Row and the top of Hylton Road are closed to traffic from 29 July for up to six weeks.

Access to City Campus car park will be via Silksworth Row, which runs alongside the Premier Inn. With the junction section of Station Row closed it will not be possble to enter straight off the Livingston Road roundabout.

Diversions will be in place to direct traffic approaching campus from Trimdon Street (off the Northern Spire and Queen Alexandra Bridge) and Livingston Road (off Wearmouth Bridge).

These diversions will take traffic along St Michael's Way (A1231) to the Burn Park Road (A690) roundabout that leads off to Thornhill and Park Lane bus station.

Access to campus via Chester Road will be unaffected.

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This work relates to preparations for Phase 3 of the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor (SSTC) - a continuous dual carriageway link between the A19 and the Port of Sunderland.

SSTC 3 is the 2km link between the Northern Spire and the city centre, due for completion in 2021.

The benefits brought to the city by the scheme include:

  • Improved connectivity to the city from Nissan, the Low Carbon Enterprise Zone and International Advanced Manufacturing Park
  • Improved connectivity to the city centre, Port of Sunderland and areas for regeneration
  • Opening up high quality access to sites of former usage for regeneration
  • Improvement of trip times and journey time reliability for all road user




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