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Re: Roadworks in Sunderland right now

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They seemed to have stopped work on the new road for weeks now :headscratch:


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thingamajig wrote: 01 Oct 2021, 12:04 They seemed to have stopped work on the new road for weeks now :headscratch:
You are right, it's all gone quiet.
I hope it's all finished for the Christmas panic buying because near Christmas, Cowies roundabout gets really busy.


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Trish wrote: 07 Oct 2021, 18:52
thingamajig wrote: 01 Oct 2021, 12:04 They seemed to have stopped work on the new road for weeks now :headscratch:
You are right, it's all gone quiet.
I hope it's all finished for the Christmas panic buying because near Christmas, Cowies roundabout gets really busy.
Yes, you can sit for ages waiting for that to clear but maybe the flow of traffic at the roundabout will be quicker when it's all done.


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thingamajig wrote: 01 Oct 2021, 12:04 They seemed to have stopped work on the new road for weeks now :headscratch:
No part the new road is in use yet even though it looks decent from the top end so I wonder if there will be a ribbon cut to mark the opening.


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Sunderland Nut wrote: 16 Oct 2021, 11:34
thingamajig wrote: 01 Oct 2021, 12:04 They seemed to have stopped work on the new road for weeks now :headscratch:
No part the new road is in use yet even though it looks decent from the top end so I wonder if there will be a ribbon cut to mark the opening.
The bit around the Queen Alexandra Bridge area was taking time but I don't know how advanced they are there now.


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Mawsey wrote: 16 Oct 2021, 11:46
Sunderland Nut wrote: 16 Oct 2021, 11:34

No part the new road is in use yet even though it looks decent from the top end so I wonder if there will be a ribbon cut to mark the opening.
The bit around the Queen Alexandra Bridge area was taking time but I don't know how advanced they are there now.
I can't imagine how they are building a dual carriageway under the QAB.
That was probably some engineering nightmare.


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Cowies roundabout seems to be finished now with all road markings and pedestrian crossings in place.


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Sunderland Nut wrote: 16 Oct 2021, 13:36
Mawsey wrote: 16 Oct 2021, 11:46

The bit around the Queen Alexandra Bridge area was taking time but I don't know how advanced they are there now.
I can't imagine how they are building a dual carriageway under the QAB.
That was probably some engineering nightmare.
Looking at the map, they only needed to remove one big building


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Steve30000 wrote: 05 Nov 2021, 17:57
Sunderland Nut wrote: 16 Oct 2021, 13:36
I can't imagine how they are building a dual carriageway under the QAB.
That was probably some engineering nightmare.
Looking at the map, they only needed to remove one big building
I am only going by memory of the area from many years ago but I did notice them strengthening certain parts on the bend.
I keep meaning to get down there for pictures but I'm sure we will be driving along there soon anyway.
Trish wrote: 02 Nov 2021, 15:46 Cowies roundabout seems to be finished now with all road markings and pedestrian crossings in place.
That bit is good now although I think they should move the zebra crossing up about 50 yards at the bottom of Hylton Road as it's too near the roundabout.


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Re: Roadworks in Sunderland right now

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If you look over the river you can see the new road under the QAB. It looks a bit steep at that point but it might be just an illusion.


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