The Sunderland strategic transport corridor is a planned continuous dual carriageway, linking land at the A19 to the Port of Sunderland.

  • Phase 1 - Improvements to transform St Mary's Way into St Mary's Boulevard. Work completed in May 2015
  • Phase 2 - Northern Spire and approach roads. Work completed in August 2018
  • Phase 3 - Dual-carriageway linking the south end of the New Wear Crossing with St Mary's Way in the city centre
  • Phases 4 and 5 - Improvements on Wessington Way, between A19 and north end of new bridge and improvements to routes into the Port (no planned start dates currently)

The full route, including the Northern Spire, will bring significant economic, regeneration and transport benefits to Sunderland and the wider North East region.