This is the new access route for residents using Sunderland’s household waste and recycling centre

Residents using Sunderland's household waste and recycling centre are being advised by the council to use its new access route in hopes to ease traffic.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 5:39 pm
Updated Monday, 16th December 2019, 10:45 am

This new route will be in place from Monday, December 16.

The planned diversion will re-route traffic heading to the tip around the Silksworth Row and Hylton Road roundabout and along Farringdon Row then around B&Q to access the Beach Street site, rather than using the current access located off the Beach Street and Trimdon Street roundabout.

The council hope that this new route could help reduce traffic build up on the Trimdon Street and Beach Street roundabout.

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The planned diversion will re-route drivers heading to the tip in hopes of easing traffic.

Sunderland City Council's Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Amy Wilson said: "This is in response to feedback we've had from residents about queues building up on the roundabout.

"It is also necessary for more work on the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor (SSTC) dual-carriageway that's connecting Northern Spire bridge with St Mary's Way.

"The waste centre is exceptionally popular all year round and the City Council does its very best to meet this demand.

"We have longer opening hours from 8am to 8pm between 1 April and 30 September and from 8am to 5pm weekdays and 8am until 6pm weekends, the rest of the year. In fact, the only two days it closes are Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

"We hope the diversion will ease current issues with queuing traffic on the Trimdon Street/Beach Street roundabout while we press on with our plans to open a bigger and much improved household waste centre in Pallion in 2021."