This is when repairs are set to be complete on “unsafe” carriageway near junction of Dame Dorothy Street and Wearmouth Bridge

Delays around the junction of Dame Dorothy Street and Wearmouth Bridge will continue due to a BT access chamber structural failure and the council has now confirmed when repairs are set to be completed.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 3:14 pm
Work continues on Dame Dorothy Street. Photo: North East Live Traffic

On Thursday, December 12, a collapsed BT chamber caused the carriageway at the junction of Dame Dorothy Street and Wearmouth Bridge to become “unsafe.”

It was hoped that these repairs would be completed by the morning of Friday, December 13.

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However, on that day a spokesperson for Sunderland City Council told the Echo: “The council has been informed that the work will be completed by tomorrow afternoon (Saturday, December 14).”

One lane has been closed at the junction while repairs continue.

Moderate to severe delays are expected throughout rush hour on Friday, December 13 and it was previously advised to take an alternative route.