This article is about the Class III road numbered C501 maintained by Sunderland Council. For other roads numbered C501, see C501.
The C501 carries the pre-bypass route of the A182 through the northern part of Washington. It begins at a roundabout on the A1290 in Concord and runs north along Heworth Road. The road is relatively wide and mostly built-up with occasional patches of green. It passes the large grounds of Sunderland College's Washington Campus before reaching a T-junction on the unclassified Stone Cellar Road. Previously, the A182 continued straight on here before following the route of what is now the A195 to end on the A184 in Wardley. However, this is no longer a through route, having been truncated by the building of a golf course and so the C501 ends here.