City centre roadworks warning

An artist's impression of new Sunderland College campus in the city centre.
An artist's impression of new Sunderland College campus in the city centre.

Roadworks start next week as part of work on Sunderland College’s new city centre site.

The works, which start on Monday and could take up to five weeks, include remodelling Park Lane outside what will be the entrance to the city campus, opposite the transport interchange.

New lighting columns, kerbs, and a new taxi rank are being put in.

The current Park Lane taxi rank with access from Cowan Terrace is being temporarily moved north. It will have access from Derwent Street and exits via Olive Street.

Council Head of Infrastructure and Transportation Mark Jackson said: “The city council has been working very closely with Sunderland College on this development.

“Pedestrian access is being maintained at all times and the taxi rank is being temporarily re-located as this re-modelling and re-shaping is completed.

“While there could be some minor disruption during these highways works, the new campus is a major educational and economic investment in our city centre.”