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Road resurfacing work will be carried out in Consett and Durham City in the coming weeks.

Durham County Council is to resurface sections of Front Street and Knitsley Lane in Consett and Providence Row in Durham, with both schemes requiring short-term road closures.

The work in Consett begins this Sunday 7 May and is expected to last five days, running until Friday 12 May.

The work will require a road closure on Knitsley Lane from just south of its junction with Palmerston Street to its junction with Front Street.

Front Street will be closed from just west of its junction with Knitsley Lane to just east of its junction with Victoria Road.

Signposted diversions will be in place and there will be temporary traffic lights at the junction of Knitsley Lane and Front Street, covering access to and from Albert Street.

Working hours will be from 7am on Sunday to 6am on Monday; 7pm to 6am Monday to Wednesday and 7pm on Thursday to 6am on Friday (Knitsley Lane only.)

Access to properties and businesses will be restricted at certain times, and parking away from the works area is advised.

The works in Durham will take place over the weekends of Saturday 13 and Sunday 14, and Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May, from 7am to 7pm each day.

Providence Row will be closed from its junction with Freeman’s Place to its junction with Claypath between 7am on the Saturday and 7pm on the Sunday both weekends.

During this time, diversion routes will be in place and signed appropriately with access to and from The Sands being maintained via the A690, Walkergate and Freeman’s Place. Two way temporary traffic lights will be in operation on Freeman’s Place.

Brian Buckley, Durham County Council’s strategic highways manager, said: “These schemes are part of our ongoing programme to maintain the road network across the county.

“We appreciate there will be some disruption to motorists but we have planned the projects to ensure this is kept to a minimum. I’d like to thank motorists in advance for their patience and understanding while these works are carried out.”

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