Drivers are advised that stretches of road across Sunderland will be closed for resurfacing in the coming week as Sunderland City Council continues its £5.7m investment in the city’s roads and footways.

As part of the work to improve the condition of over 200 of the city’s streets, Toll Bar Road in Ryhope will be closed for resurfacing between 8am and 6pm on Tuesday 31 August and Wednesday 1 September, with diversions in place.

These works are just some of the major re-surfacing projects currently programmed by Sunderland City Council and have been programmed to coincide with periods of reduced traffic on these roads.

Further works in the coming weeks include the re-surfacing of the A1231 Westbound north of Queen Alexandra Bridge, which will see the road closed from 8am to 6pm on Sunday 19 September.

The full re-surfacing programme, including associated road closures, is available on the council’s website at Roads and bridges – Sunderland City Council.

Funding for the works is provided through the council’s Local Transport Plan and Incentive Fund allocation, its capital budget and the Government’s Pothole Fund.

Deputy Leader of Sunderland City Council, Councillor Claire Rowntree, said: “Resurfacing and maintaining roads is a key part of this council’s commitment to improving highways and infrastructure across Sunderland.

“While these works are necessary, we appreciate that road closures can cause an inconvenience, and always carry out resurfacing works during quieter periods where possible. We would like to thank motorists for their patience while the work is ongoing.”

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