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News August 2021

New dual carriageway open to traffic

Sunderland's new dual carriageway, linking the Northern Spire bridge to the city centre, has officially opened.

SSTC3 Archaeology

The impact of SSTC3 on potential archaeological and historic assets along the route of the new road has been an important consideration from the early stages of the planning process and throughout the pre-construction and construction phases of the project.

SSTC3 wins CIHT Project of the Year

Sunderland City Council's SSTC3 project has been named Project of the Year in the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) Project of the Year 2020/21 for North East and Cumbria. The project, which forms the third phase of the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor (SSTC) project, was recognised for its collaborative efforts to manage the scheme throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trimdon Street westbound carriageway open ahead of schedule

Work to widen the carriageway at Trimdon Street is set to be completed three months ahead of schedule as construction of the third phase of Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor (SSTC3) gathers pace.

SSTC3 project hits important milestone

Construction work on the Trimdon Street eastbound carriageway and the installation of 350 linear metres of new retaining walls within the Trimdon Street Retail Park is now complete. This key phase of work has allowed the newly constructed eastbound carriageway to open for use by road users and pedestrians.

Sunderland businesses benefit from SSTC3 project

Sunderland businesses have benefited from the ongoing work on the third phase of the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor (SSTC3) project in the centre of the city.

£12.4m boost from Esh projects in Sunderland

Seven Sunderland regeneration schemes have pumped £12.4m into Sunderland's economy, according to new figures released by one of the North of England's largest contractors, Esh Construction.

Construction in schools

THOUSANDS of Sunderland students are learning more about local businesses and the career opportunities available to them.

Coachworks relocated for road works

A VEHICLE body repair specialist has relocated as it helps make way for Sunderland's new dual carriageway.

Digging it in Sunderland

MORE than 60,000 tonnes of earth, rock and old concrete materials have been excavated for sections of a new Sunderland dual carriageway.

On the right road

CONSTRUCTION work is beginning on the next phase of a multi-million pound project of improvements to Sunderland's road network.

Heading onto the dual carriageway

A £40.5m Government contribution towards a new dual carriageway link into Sunderland city centre has now been confirmed (Thursday 21 March).

Next steps for city dual carriageway

Key stages for Sunderland's next major infrastructure project are being examined by the City Council's Cabinet.

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