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.
These closures will only impact visitors. Local residents can still enter their streets with a council-supplied permit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The full list of closed roads is as follows:
Cardwell Street - from Ripon Street to its eastern point
Glen Thorpe Avenue
Marine Walk – from the Marine Walk Car Park Access to its northern point
Mere Knolls Road - from Side Cliff Road to its southern point
Park Lea Road
Roker Avenue North Back – from Ripon Street to its north eastern point
Rock Lodge Gardens
Rock Lodge Road
Roker Baths Road - from Ashdale Court to its north eastern point
Roker Park Close
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
Saint Georges Terrace
Sea View Gardens - from Mere Knolls Road to its eastern point and its North Back
Selbourne Street - from Ripon Street to its eastern point
Side Cliff Road will be closed from 2pm – 9:30pm on festival days.