Shops claim ‘road chaos’ has halved trade in Sunderland city centre

Martin O'Neill of Sweet Home Alabama, and a traffic congested Fawcett Street, Sunderland.

Martin O'Neill of Sweet Home Alabama, and a traffic congested Fawcett Street, Sunderland.

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TRADERS claim road chaos is putting the brakes on people coming into the city centre.

Work to realign St Mary’s Way and create a new public square outside the city magistrates court, has been under way for more than a year.

However, traders in Fawcett Street and High Street West say the work is causing gridlock and putting shoppers off venturing into Sunderland.

 

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