Sunderland: Green light for over 180 highways maintenance projects

Sunderland City Council’s Cabinet has backed more than 180 highway maintenance schemes scheduled for the next 12 months. The projects have been prepared following community consultation with councillors and residents, condition assessments and surveys, plus where necessary studies looking at traffic volumes or accident analysis. An overall budget of £8.3m has been allocated for maintenance […]

Funding to tackle the sticky issue of chewing gum on streets in Sunderland

A £25,000 grant from the Chewing Gum Task Force, administered by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, will help Sunderland City Council clean up gum and reduce gum littering. The council is one of 56 across the country that have successfully applied to the Chewing Gum Task Force, now in its second year, for funds to […]

New Strategic Transport Corridor in Sunderland open to traffic

Sunderland’s new dual carriageway, linking the Northern Spire bridge to the city centre, has officially opened. The third phase of the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor (SSTC3) project is now complete, after being in progress since May 2019. The new road has been delivered by Esh Construction on behalf of Sunderland City Council. It forms part […]

VolkerStevin wins £31m Sunderland smart bridge contract

VolkerStevin has won the contract to build Sunderland’s smart bridge. The £31m pedestrian and cyclist crossing will connect both sides of the Wear at Riverside Sunderland. It will be fitted with creative lighting and augmented reality, allowing people to use their smartphones to see virtual displays that council bosses say will create ‘an experience that will really […]

Sunderland highway project delivers £17m boost for local businesses

Local small and medium-sized businesses in and around Sunderland have been awarded over £17 million worth of contracts as part of a new highways scheme. New figures released show that £17.1m – 43% of the total scheme procurement – has been spent with local SMEs on the highways scheme in the City of Sunderland. Phase […]


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