- Phase 1 - Improvements to St Mary's Way (work complete)
- Phase 2 - New Wear Crossing (due to open to traffic in Spring 2018)
- Phase 3 - Dual-carriageway linking the south end of the New Wear Crossing with St Mary's Way in the city centre (construction start planned for Winter 2018/19, open to traffic Spring 2021)
- 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 new Wear crossing, will bring significant economic, regeneration and transport benefits to Sunderland and the wider North East region.