Sunderland’s Festival Of Light: Full list of road closures for October and November

The annual event in Roker Park is back, and these are the road closures to be aware of if you are heading to the festival.

Sunderland’s Festival of Light has returned to Roker Park this year and with plenty of crowds expected, roads and pavements will be busy in the surrounding areas.

Tickets for the event are now on sale and the full list of road closures throughout the area for the duration of the event has been announced.

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These closures will only impact visitors. Local residents can still enter their streets with a council-supplied permit.

The full list of Roker closed roads for Sunderland’s Festival Of Light in October and November. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

When is Sunderland’s Festival of Light?

The the Festival of Light opened on Thursday, October 13 and it will run every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Saturday, November 12.

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The site will be open from 4pm until 9pm each day, with the exception of two weekends when access will be available between 5pm and 9pm. These are on Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16 and Friday, October 21 until Sunday, October 23.

The festival site will also be open every day throughout the Autumn half term.

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Which Roker roads will be closed for Sunderland’s Festival of Light?

A large section of Roker will be closed between Wednesday, October 12 and Saturday, November 12 on days the public can access the festival.

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This is at its most southern on the junction of Roker Avenue and Ripon Street and reaches Chichester Road next to Seaburn Park at its most northern point.

The perimeter of the closed area also includes Whitburn Road from the Pier View Roundabout to Chichester Road on the coastal side and Mere Knolls Road East View and Ripon Street which will both remain open as well as Kelvin Grove which will be closed.

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Vehicle permits are issued to all residents and additional permits can be requested from Sunderland City Council.

The full list of closed roads is as follows:

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Ashdale Court

Appley Terrace

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Bede Street

Benedict Road

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Brandling Street

Calderbourne Avenue

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Cardwell Street - from Ripon Street to its eastern point

Claremont Avenue

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Cliffe Court

Clifton Road

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Cliftonbourne Avenue

Clockstand Close

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Cooper Street

Cressbourne Avenue

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David Gardens

Dinsdale Road

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Featherstone Street

Gillside Grove

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Givens Street

Glen Thorpe Avenue

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Glenthorne Road

Grantham Road

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Hartington Street

Horatio Street

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Kelvin Grove

Lonsdale Road

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Malvern Gardens

Mansfield Crescent

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Marine Walk – from the Marine Walk Car Park Access to its northern point

Melrose Gardens

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Melvyn Gardens

Mere Knolls Road - from Side Cliff Road to its southern point

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Merryfield Gardens

Midfield Drive

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Moine Gardens

North Grove

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Park Avenue

Park Gate

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Park Lea Road

Park Parade

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Peareth Grove

Peareth Road

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Roker Avenue North Back – from Ripon Street to its north eastern point

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Rock Lodge Gardens

Rock Lodge Road

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Roker Baths Road - from Ashdale Court to its north eastern point

Roker Park Close

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Roker Park Road – as well as Roker Park Road East Back and West Back from St George’s Terrace to its northern point

Saint Andrews Terrace

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Saint Georges Terrace

Sea View Gardens - from Mere Knolls Road to its eastern point and its North Back

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Selbourne Street - from Ripon Street to its eastern point

Stanhope Road

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Talbot Road

Turnstile Mews

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Westcliffe Road

Side Cliff Road will be closed from 2pm – 9:30pm on festival days.