Motorists are advised a number of roads across County Durham are due to undergo important maintenance. Durham County Council will be carrying out planned resurfacing and specialist surface dressing at various locations from this month.
Where and when major works will take place:
• B6288 North Road, Tudhoe; week beginning May 25.
• B6276 Bridge Street, Middleton-in-Teesdale; week beginning June 8.
• A689 Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland; week beginning June 22.
• A1086 Elm Terrace, Horden; week beginning June 1.
• B6277 West Bockersgill Farm, Newbiggin (Teesdale); week beginning June 8.
• B6282 Rosemount Road, South Church; week beginning May 25.
• C11 Green Lane, Holmside; week beginning June 1.
• B1280 Front Street, Wingate; week beginning June 15.
• C154 Sawmills Lane, Brandon; week beginning June 8.
• A692 Consett Road, Knitsley Mill; week beginning June 1.
• Off Sophia Street, St John’s Square, Seaham; week beginning June 1.
• C38 Station Road, Sedgefield; week beginning June 8.
• B6308 Medomsley Road, Consett Bus Station; week beginning June 22.
• Various surface dressing schemes will take place countywide from June until September.
People are advised that each project will have specific traffic management arrangements, including two and three-way traffic lights, some planned road closures, off-peak working and reduced speed limits – particularly where there are loose chippings temporarily on the road surface.
As a result, drivers are warned to expect some delays and to plan for extended journey times.
John Reed, the council’s head of technical services, said: “We would like to thank the public in advance for their patience while this timetable of important work is carried out, which is vital maintenance work to prevent deterioration of the network.
“We would urge people to take extra care when travelling through these sites while the work is going on and to pay attention to all the advisory signs, traffic controls and speed limits.”
For more information visit the roadworks and closures page at