Take a virtual drive through £60million plans for a better Sunderland

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Take a drive through Sunderland's future.

Wearsiders can down take a drive through an animation for what could be a £60million dual carriageway into Sunderland city centre can now be seen online.

Looking east.

Looking east.

The animation is part of the consultation for the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor (SSTC) Phase 3.

This is the link for completing the continuous dual carriageway between the A19 and the city centre.

The new road would run from the eastern end of the new Wear crossing through Pallion, Deptford, and Farringdon Row to St Mary's Boulevard.

For further information or to submit your views online visit: www.sunderland.gov.uk/SSTC3

Councillor Michael Mordey, the City Council's Portfolio Holder for City Services, said: "As a council, we are continuing to invest in our city's transport network.

"Many people will have seen how 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.

"This dual carriageway is a scheme designed to help with more growth and investment in our city.

"The council wants to hear more from residents and businesses and get more feedback."

Following a series of events last month, consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 30 June 2016.

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 closes at 5pm on Thursday June 30 2016.

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.