CONSULTATION on a £60m dual carriageway into Sunderland city centre is getting underway.
The Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor (SSTC) Phase 3 is the link for completing the continuous dual carriageway between the A19 and the city centre.
It would run from the eastern end of the new Wear crossing through Pallion, Deptford, and Farringdon Row to St Mary’s Boulevard.
Construction work on SSTC Phase 2 began a year ago – this is the £100m new Wear crossing project between Castletown on the north side of the River Wear and Pallion on the south.
Councillor Harry Trueman, the City Council’s Deputy Leader, said: “The City Council is committed to continued investment in our road and transport network.
“Construction of the new Wear crossing and its approach roads is underway, St Mary’s Boulevard has been completed, and there have been a series of improvements and updates to our junctions with the A19.
“Further improvements are being programmed and this is one of them – Phase 3 of the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor.
“The corridor is a £60m project to complete a continuous dual carriageway from the A19 into the city centre.
“It is being designed to improve opportunities for further regeneration in Pallion, Deptford and Farringdon Row. And, alongside the new Wear crossing this is going to help reduce congestion and improve access to the city centre and other key employment sites.”
In 2014, Phase 3 was identified as a key regional project by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) in its Strategic Economic Plan.
The scheme’s route is designed to avoid the Grade II listed Wellington Lane school building.
Councillor Michael Mordey, the City Council’s Portfolio Holder for City Services, said: “The council wants to hear more from residents and businesses and get more feedback.
“This is a scheme designed to help with more growth and investment in our city.
“We are holding two open days where representatives from the council’s project team will be on hand to give an overview on project plans and answer questions.”
What is SSTC3?
Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor Phase 3 (SSTC3) is the link for completing the continuous dual carriageway between the A19 and the city centre.
The completion of SSTC3 is vital to improving access to the city centre and other key employment sites (Vaux, Farringdon Row). It will improve the city’s public and sustainable transport network.
Consultation has now begun and comments should be back no later than 5pm on Thursday 30 June 2016.
Friday 20 May 2016, 12.30pm – 8pm
Saturday 21 May 2016, 12.30pm – 6pm
St Mark’s Community Association,
St Mark’s Terrace, Millfield, Sunderland
You can also visit the City Library, Fawcett Street, from Monday 23 May to view a print copy of the summary leaflet and exhibition materials and complete the comments form.
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The other phases of the SSTC are:
Phase 1 is the completed realignment and widening of St Mary’s Boulevard;
Phase 2 is the new Wear crossing and its approach roads, now in being built;
Planned for the future are:
Phase 4 Wessington Way and A19 upgrades to the west of the new bridge;
Phase 5 upgrades between the Port of Sunderland and the Wearmouth Bridge.