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(10/10/2017, 20:48)Michael Wrote: End in sight for New Wear Crossing roadworks after two years

Eastbound, the Wessington Way has now returned to two lanes.

The roadworks are still in place westbound, but looked like they were being taken down as I drove past, around 10 minutes ago.

The speed limit has been reduced to 40mph on the approach to the junction which will provide links over the new Wear Crossing - not sure if this is permanent or whether it returns to the 70mph speed limit once everything is completed.
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(14/11/2017, 17:34)Dan Wrote: Eastbound, the Wessington Way has now returned to two lanes.

The roadworks are still in place westbound, but looked like they were being taken down as I drove past, around 10 minutes ago.

The speed limit has been reduced to 40mph on the approach to the junction which will provide links over the new Wear Crossing - not sure if this is permanent or whether it returns to the 70mph speed limit once everything is completed.


70mph?, only road that's nearby to do 70mph is the A19, wessington way is a max of 60mph. Even the A690 from doxy park roundabout to Durham is a mixture of 60mph and 50mph and no 70mph.


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(14/11/2017, 19:14)cbma06 Wrote: 70mph?, only road that's nearby to do 70mph is the A19, wessington way is a max of 60mph. Even the A690 from doxy park roundabout to Durham is a mixture of 60mph and 50mph and no 70mph.

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Yeah, 70mph to my knowledge (i.e. national speed limit)? It's a dual carriageway - there's a dividing strip in between the roads (which both have two lanes). Signposted as national speed limit along the road.

A690 between Doxford Park and Durham is signposted as 50 and not national speed limit.


"The A1231 becomes a national speed limit dual carriageway 'Wessington Way' passing through the southern edge of Southwick, Castletown and Hylton Castle. To the south, the Hylton Riverside retail park is parallel to the road. Along this section a park and ride scheme operates on matchdays for visitors to the Stadium of Light."

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A1231_road

"The national speed limit is 70 mph (112 km/h) on motorways, 70 mph (112 km/h) on dual carriageways, 60 mph (96 km/h) on single carriageways and generally 30 mph (48 km/h) in areas with street lighting (restricted roads)."

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_speed...ed_Kingdom
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(14/11/2017, 19:28)Dan Wrote: Yeah, 70mph to my knowledge (i.e. national speed limit)? It's a dual carriageway - there's a dividing strip in between the roads (which both have two lanes). Signposted as national speed limit along the road.

A690 between Doxford Park and Durham is signposted as 50 and not national speed limit.


"The A1231 becomes a national speed limit dual carriageway 'Wessington Way' passing through the southern edge of Southwick, Castletown and Hylton Castle. To the south, the Hylton Riverside retail park is parallel to the road. Along this section a park and ride scheme operates on matchdays for visitors to the Stadium of Light."

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A1231_road

"The national speed limit is 70 mph (112 km/h) on motorways, 70 mph (112 km/h) on dual carriageways, 60 mph (96 km/h) on single carriageways and generally 30 mph (48 km/h) in areas with street lighting (restricted roads)."

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_speed...ed_Kingdom

Supposed to be 50 when its fully open, not sure if that's when the new bridge opens or when the junction opens 3 ways..... temp traffic lights will be used until end of November until the new traffic lights are set up.


Now it's time for Alexandrea Avenue to close, this will allow the existing road to be joined on to the new road which will go under the bridge........... does anyone know who's running the shuttle service?, and which way it'll go?
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The shortlisted names for the New Wear Crossing have been revealed.

The public can vote on the three titles, that a panel of judges have chosen to name the bridge, connecting Pallion to Castletown.


https://www.sun-fm.com/news/local/243560...idge-name/
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