Drivers warned of Sunderland weekend roadworks
Drivers are being reminded of weekend road closures on the B1286 while Sunderland City Council put temporary lane markings and traffic management barriers in place.
The B1286 carriageway between Monarch Way roundabout and Camberwell Way will be closed on Saturday, May 8 to allow for temporary lane markings and traffic management barriers to be put in place.
Drivers will be diverted around Silksworth Road while work is carried out as part of the B1286 City Way Widening scheme.
The carriageway will reopen on Sunday, May 9 and the eastern section between Camberwell Way and Doxford Park Way roundabout will then be closed with
a diversion in place.
As part of the ongoing improvements, two narrow running lanes will be in place along the northern part of the existing carriageway while work is carried out on the new stretch of road in the existing southern verge.
Access to Oak Tree Farm and Doxford International Business Park will be maintained while closures are in place.
The council say the overall project is in response to the anticipated increase in traffic following the housing development expansion in the South Sunderland Growth Area between Ryhope and Doxford Park.
Executive Director of City Development at Sunderland City Council, Peter McIntyre said: "Maintaining our city's highways and transport links are a high priority and these works are part of our City Plan for a more dynamic, healthy and vibrant Sunderland.
"We understand the road closures may inconvenience some drivers, so they are being carried out over a weekend to minimise disruption. We appreciate residents and motorists ongoing co-operation during this project."