Delays expected as emergency repairs begin at “unsafe” junction of Dame Dorothy Street and Wearmouth Bridge

Delays around the junction of Dame Dorothy Street and Wearmouth Bridge are expected due to a BT access chamber structural failure.

Thursday, 12th December 2019, 5:36 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th December 2019, 6:06 pm
The council confirmed that emergency repairs are required at the junction near Wearmouth Bridge.

On Thursday, December 12, the failure caused the carriageway at the junction of Dame Dorothy Street and Wearmouth Bridge to become unsafe.

The council has confirmed that emergency repairs are required in this area and that BT contractors are attending immediately.

It is hoped that these repairs will be completed and that the junction will be fully reopened before tomorrow’s rush hour.

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A spokesperson for Sunderland City Council said: “The delays are mainly going to affect traffic travelling towards the city centre, along Dame Dorothy Street, as it is expected the left turn from Dame Dorothy Street onto Wearmouth Bridge, will be reduced to one lane.”

Moderate and severe delays are expected if the work does continue into the peak period and it has been advised to take an alternative route.