Tyne Tunnel maintenance work to take place overnight

The Tyne Tunnel.
The Tyne Tunnel.

Motorists planning to use the Tyne Tunnel overnight are being advised that lane closures are taking place from 10pm tonight.

One of the two lanes in the northbound tunnel will be closed for maintenance between 10pm tonight, and 6am tomorrow morning.

One of the two southbound lanes will also be closed for routine maintenance, from 11pm tonight until 6am tomorrow.

A statement from TT2 Limited added: "This means both north and southbound travel is possible, and drivers are requested to pay particular attention to road signage and speed limits when using the tunnels during this period."