Motorists are warned to beware up to six months of likely delays when major roadworks begin along a commuter route later this year.
Gateshead Council predicts potential tailbacks on the A184 Felling bypass, used by commuters from Sunderland and South Shields to travel and from Newcastle, when essential works begin at Heworth roundabout.
The roundabout, which is supported by a series of bridges carrying the road over the Network Rail and Metro lines beneath, needs repairs after engineers detected water seeping into the bridge structures.
If left unchecked, the council says, this water could cause serious and irreparable structural damage to the bridges.
The work is expected to take up to six months to complete and will start later this year once the necessary permission have been…
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