These are the 19 roads across Sunderland due to be resurfaced in coming weeks

A programme of work will see 19 routes across Wearside resurfaced over the coming weeks as part of a multi-million pound maintenance project.

Friday, 5th February 2021, 2:34 pm
Updated Friday, 5th February 2021, 2:35 pm

Subject to weather conditions, works on part of the A183 Chester Road at Pennywell will be undertaken by Sunderland City Council contractors Northumbrian Roads this Sunday, February 7, and Sunday, February 14.

The road will be closed from 8am to 6pm Eastbound only.

This work is just one of the major re-surfacing projects currently programmed by the council.

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Durham Road, near to its junction with Thorneholme Road, Viewforth Terrace, top, and Monk Street and the A183 Chester Road in Pennwell, bottom row, are among the roads which will be resurfaced in coming weeks. Images copyright Google Maps.

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Further works this month include the re-surfacing of parts of the A690 Durham Road at Thornholme junction.

Throughout the coming weeks, re-surfacing work will also be carried out at Heworth Road, Barnes Park Road and Silksworth Road.

These surfacing works are the final phase of the £5.25 million Highway Maintenance Programme that started in April 2020 and will be completed by the end of March 2021.

The council’s deputy leader Councillor Paul Stewart said: "One of this council's key priorities is investing in our city's transport network and infrastructure.

"Highway maintenance and re-surfacing across the city are part of this priority for improving the city’s roads.

"For resurfacing work such as this, we look to complete these overnight or on Sundays so that disruption is minimised."

Funding for the works is provided through the council’s Local Transport Plan and Incentive Fund allocation, its capital budget and the Government’s Pothole fund.

By the end of the current financial year in March, the council will have completed more than 220 separate schemes across the city’s roads and footways.

The locations and dates for next year’s programme will be outlined in the coming months.

The roads which will be covered in this programme are:

*Pancras Road

*Percy Terrace

*Stannington Grove

*Thornhill Park

*Tyne Street

*Vine Place Rear (North Back)

*Villette Road South Back

*Hendon Promenade Access Road

*Monk Street

*Sunderland Cemetery

*Viewforth Terrace

*B1284 North Road

*A183 Chester Road, Pennywell

*Heworth Road

*Barnes Park Road

*Silksworth Road

*A690 Durham Road - Thornholme Road Junction

*A690 Durham Road - Eden Vale.

Pot holes can be reported to the council online via https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/potholes.

Details about roadworks can be found through https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/roadworks.