Watch: New road makes next step in development of Sunderland's low-carbon vision

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The development of Sunderland's new low-carbon enterpise zone has moved a step closer with the opening of its new access road.

Infiniti Drive, the arterial road at Hillthorn, Sunderland’s newest business park, was officially opened by Sunderland City Council leader Coun Paul Watson and Nissan vice-president for UK manufacturing, Kevin Fitzpatrick.

Coun Paul Watson (left) and Kevin Fitzpatrick.

Coun Paul Watson (left) and Kevin Fitzpatrick.

The 830 metre stretch of road is the first phase of highway to be completed as part of the infrastructure works for Sunderland’s A19 Ultra Low Carbon Enterprise Zone, which aims to create more than 3,000 jobs and provide around 140,000sq m of commercial space by 2037d photo opportunity from 11.00am-12.00am.