TRAFFIC NEWS: Wearmouth Bridge to be closed for emergency pothole repairs
The Wearmouth Bridge will be closed from 2am-4.30am on Friday to allow for emergency pothole repairs, Sunderland City Council has confirmed.
To ensure works can be conducted safely and efficiently, the bridge will be closed during this period in both directions with diversions signposted via A1018 North Bridge Street, A1290 Southwick Road, Kier Hardie Way, Queens Road, A1231 Queen Alexandra Bridge, Trimdon Street, A183 Livingstone Road, St Mary’s Boulevard.
The timing has been chosen to ensure the least disruption to road users. An exemption for emergency services on call can be provided.
Dame Dorothy Street will also have lane closures on Friday between 00.01-02.00am for emergency pothole repairs.