Nearly 200 highways projects are due for completion this year.

The council has now published details of its annual Highways Maintenance Programme. You can see the map and list here.

Of the 198 works in the 2018/2019 programme across the city's five administrative areas, dozens of residential streets, closes and terraces will see resurfacing as well as works on major roads, including A roads.

Major projects for the year include:

•           Coalfield - A1052 Front Street and Gladstone Terrace, Fencehouses; B1286 Millers Hill Phase 1;

•           Washington - A182 Washington Highway, Pattinson Road and Bonemill Lane;

•           North - A1231 Wessington Way and A183 Roker Terrace;

•           East - B1286 Tunstall Bank/Ryhope Street South;

•           West - B1405 Pallion New Road.

Councillor Amy Wilson, the City Council's Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transportation, said: "This City Council is committed to continued investment in our city's highways network.

"Even with the Government's austerity programme and the squeeze on budgets, we have to keep investing and maintaining our roads and paths.

"Our highways are arteries for Sunderland and they allow us to travel to work, school, home and to play, and allow goods and services to flow into and out of our city."

In the last year (17/18), the council completed 189 highways schemes and in total 33km (21 miles) of roads were resurfaced or strengthened and 3km (two miles) of footways were treated.

Cllr Wilson added: "The council has earmarked more than £3m for highways maintenance projects in this financial year. This is in addition to the Northern Spire project and preparing the works that are needed for Phase 3 of the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor dual-carriageway into the city centre.

"While we continue these investments in moving across the city, we are also improving the service life of other highways assets such as bridges and car parks with further investments."

Read more about Sunderland's highways by clicking here.
 

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