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Queen Alexandra bridge to close to southbound traffic for 11 weeks from Monday

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Queen Alexandra bridge to close to southbound traffic for 11 weeks from Monday

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https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/ ... -11-weeks/

Just as well we have another bridge, but remember that the road leading to the spire bridge from pallion is now permanently closed. 🙄


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Re: Queen Alexandra bridge to close to southbound traffic for 11 weeks from Monday

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Steve30000 wrote: 05 Jun 2021, 13:14 https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/ ... -11-weeks/

Just as well we have another bridge, but remember that the road leading to the spire bridge from pallion is now permanently closed. 🙄
I just noticed the sign tonight and that's a bummer for me because I use it a few times a day.
It's only to southbound traffic.
What is that stretch of road that's permanently closed though?


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Re: Queen Alexandra bridge to close to southbound traffic for 11 weeks from Monday

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There are so many roadworks around Sunderland right now and this southbound closure will add to the traffic buildup elsewhere.


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Re: Queen Alexandra bridge to close to southbound traffic for 11 weeks from Monday

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Sunderland Nut wrote: 06 Jun 2021, 04:49
Steve30000 wrote: 05 Jun 2021, 13:14 https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/ ... -11-weeks/

Just as well we have another bridge, but remember that the road leading to the spire bridge from pallion is now permanently closed. 🙄
I just noticed the sign tonight and that's a bummer for me because I use it a few times a day.
It's only to southbound traffic.
What is that stretch of road that's permanently closed though?
The road next to pallion retail park. So they built that road, and the traffic light that used to be on the corner, and that long stretch of road leading to the bridge from pallion for nothing.

Is that what our tax pays for? To waste it on tarmac that gets dug up or not used again? Or on street furniture, just to get thrown in storage somewhere?


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Re: Queen Alexandra bridge to close to southbound traffic for 11 weeks from Monday

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I've not noticed any other closures but I will be around that area tonight.
It will be inconvenient for a while but worth it in the end I would imagine.


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Sunderland Nut wrote: 07 Jun 2021, 10:12 I've not noticed any other closures but I will be around that area tonight.
It will be inconvenient for a while but worth it in the end I would imagine.
There's a sign there that says permanent closure. Don't understand the reason behind closing off that access to the bridge.
That means you have to travel to pennywell on the other side... ridiculous


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Re: Queen Alexandra bridge to close to southbound traffic for 11 weeks from Monday

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I was down that way last night so now I understand.
They must be getting close to completing that road system by now.
It will seem strange driving under the Queen Alexandra Bridge and I am assuming it will be a dual carriageway under there as well :o


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Sunderland Nut wrote: 11 Jun 2021, 10:23 I was down that way last night so now I understand.
They must be getting close to completing that road system by now.
It will seem strange driving under the Queen Alexandra Bridge and I am assuming it will be a dual carriageway under there as well :o
It means that you can't get to the bridge from pallion anymore though.


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Re: Queen Alexandra bridge to close to southbound traffic for 11 weeks from Monday

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Steve30000 wrote: 12 Jun 2021, 20:55
It means that you can't get to the bridge from pallion anymore though.
I'm still trying to work this out.

So, is it that bank that passes the retail park that will close permanently, therefore, making you go around the long way to the Northern Spire or the Queen Alexandra Bridge?
Surely not because there could easily be a junction at the bottom?


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Re: Queen Alexandra bridge to close to southbound traffic for 11 weeks from Monday

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Sunderland Nut wrote: 13 Jun 2021, 09:31
Steve30000 wrote: 12 Jun 2021, 20:55
It means that you can't get to the bridge from pallion anymore though.
I'm still trying to work this out.

So, is it that bank that passes the retail park that will close permanently, therefore, making you go around the long way to the Northern Spire or the Queen Alexandra Bridge?
Surely not because there could easily be a junction at the bottom?
Yep. There was a sign there, and it said that this road is permanently closed. Ridiculous imo


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