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

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

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I still don't know what road is going to be permanently closed but surely they will not be blocking the road down the bank past the retail park?
If you do mean that one then it means a right old trek getting onto the new dual carriageway from the retail park area.


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

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It's been a nightmare living in the area and getting about sometimes.


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Trish wrote: 23 Jun 2021, 19:51 It's been a nightmare living in the area and getting about sometimes.
You'll get by, I am sure :lol:


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Sunderland Nut wrote: 24 Jun 2021, 21:34
Trish wrote: 23 Jun 2021, 19:51 It's been a nightmare living in the area and getting about sometimes.
You'll get by, I am sure :lol:
It's a lot easier having two routes to get to that bridge, rather than one, surely? It's the ease of convenience, and to avoid bottlenecks and jams. It's pretty stupid to close that road imo


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

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This hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be but I'll be glad when it's finished.


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Alison wrote: 28 Jul 2021, 11:11 This hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be but I'll be glad when it's finished.
Remember the days before the Northern Spire and then the Queen Alexandra Bridge shut :o


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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: 29 Jul 2021, 10:04
Alison wrote: 28 Jul 2021, 11:11 This hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be but I'll be glad when it's finished.
Remember the days before the Northern Spire and then the Queen Alexandra Bridge shut :o
Yes I do and the traffic on the town bridge was just too much.


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

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Alison wrote: 29 Jul 2021, 15:35
Sunderland Nut wrote: 29 Jul 2021, 10:04

Remember the days before the Northern Spire and then the Queen Alexandra Bridge shut :o
Yes I do and the traffic on the town bridge was just too much.
I know and it doesn't take much to clog the place up either so hopefully we don't get a repeat of those days with the new bridge open.
Up to now I've remembered the QAB being shut going south and I've planned for the journeys OK.


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

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There was a definite need for a new bridge over the river but whether the Northern Spire is in the right place is debatable. There's a lot less congestion around the place now.


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