Remaining full closures of Tyne Bridge cancelled after Great North Run sign installed

The Great North Run sign has been affixed to the Tyne Bridge
-Credit: (Image: Newcastle Chronicle)

Remaining overnight full closures of the Tyne Bridge set to take place on Wednesday and Thursday have been cancelled.

Two weeks of full closures had been planned from Monday to Thursday from 8pm - 6am on July 1 - 4 and July 8 - 11 for the hanging of the Great North Run sign. However, Newcastle City Council confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the two remaining closures have been cancelled after the sign was installed.

Though the full closures have now lifted, the ongoing partial lane closures remain in place as long-awaited refurbishment is carried out. The refurbishment is expected to take until 2028 to complete.

In a post on X Newcastle City Council wrote: "With the famous Great North Run sign fully installed, the planned overnight closures on the Tyne Bridge for tonight and tomorrow are no longer required and the bridge will be open as normal. Thank you for your patience."

The Great North Run will take place on Sunday, September 8, 2024.

Drivers are advised to take alternative routes. For more details about the Tyne Bridge restoration and travel advice visit