A number of major roads in Gateshead will be closed this weekend as this year’s Great North Run passes through the borough.
The Tyne Bridge (A167) , Gateshead Highway (A167) and the Felling By-pass (A184) from Gateshead Highway to White Mare Pool will be closed to traffic on Sunday 18th September from 09:00.
Diversion routes will be fully signposted, but some disruption is inevitable. Drivers are advised to take alternative routes wherever possible.
The Tyne Bridge and Gateshead Highway are expected to re-open by 14:00 providing links to routes via A184 Askew Road and Consett Route to the A1; and, south via the A167 to Low Fell and Eighton Lodge.
A north-south route from Sunderland Road (B1426) to Shields Road (A195) across Heworth Roundabout will be opened as soon as the last runners have cleared the junction. Before 17:00, the remainder of the A184 route between Gateshead and the White Mare Pool (A194/A194(M)) interchange will re-open, once the route has been cleaned and all event infrastructure has been removed.