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Pedestrian Tyne Tunnel set to reopen

The pedestrian Tyne Tunnel is set to reopen Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The historic pedestrian and cyclist Tyne Tunnels, which have been closed for nearly six years of refurbishment - are set to reopen (from midday 7th August 2019)

The tunnels were closed in 2013 for restoration.

Complications have seen the work take 5 years longer than planned and cost nearly £16 million.

Take a look at our reporter's piece from earlier this year here

The tunnel connects Jarrow and Howdon - allowing you to pass under the River Tyne between South and North Tyneside.