UK’s Tyne River Tunnel to Open in 2011

4 July 2010 (Last Updated July 4th, 2010 18:30)

A road tunnel under the River Tyne in the UK will open to traffic in February 2011. The Tyne Tunnel, built at a cost of £260m ($391m), will connect north and south Tyneside in north-east England, according to news.bbc.co.uk. The 43-year-old existing tunnel is believed to h

A road tunnel under the River Tyne in the UK will open to traffic in February 2011.

The Tyne Tunnel, built at a cost of £260m ($391m), will connect north and south Tyneside in north-east England, according to news.bbc.co.uk.

The 43-year-old existing tunnel is believed to have carried more than 11 million vehicles a year.