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Tyne road tunnel

Consultants have recommended that developers of the privately financed second Tyne road tunnel go ahead with a two lane rather than a four lane crossing.

Traffic modelling carried out for the Port of Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Authority showed that a four lane tunnel would need a huge public subsidy to keep tolls down and traffic levels up. The new tunnel will take southbound traffic under the Tyne, running parallel to the existing two way bored tunnel which will be converted to one way traffic when the second crossing is finished.

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