Road resurfacing work will be carried out in Crook and Durham City later this month.

Durham County Council is to resurface the A690 at Crook and parts of New Elvet and Old Elvet in Durham, with both schemes requiring short-term road closures.

The work at Crook takes place from Wednesday 19 April until Friday 21 April. It will require the closure of the A690 Commercial Street between the junction of the A689/A690 roundabout and the B6298 mini-roundabout.

A diversion will be in place with signs advising of the route via the A689 Prospect Road and the B6298 New Road, and vice versa

Working hours will be between 7am and 7pm.

The work at Durham takes place from Saturday 22 April to Tuesday 25 April in two phases. The first phase on Saturday 22 April and Sunday 23 April will require the closure of New Elvet from the junction of Leazes Roundabout to the junction of Elvet Crescent. A short section of Old Elvet will also be closed from its junction with New Elvet to its junction with the County Hotel car park.

A diversion will be in place with signs advising of the route via Old Elvet, Whinney Hill, Hallgarth Street, the A177, A167 and A690, and vice versa.

Working hours will be from 7am to 7pm.

The second phase of the work on Monday 24 April and Tuesday 25 April will see the short section of Old Elvet, from its junction with New Elvet to its junction with the County Hotel car park, closed.

New Elvet will be open with two way temporary traffic lights in place.

A diversion will be in place for the closure with signs advising of the route via Old Elvet, Whinney Hill, the A177 and New Elvet, and vice versa

Brian Buckley, Durham County Council’s strategic highways manager, said: “This work is 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 these schemes to ensure this is kept to a minimum. I’d like to thank motorists in advance for their patience and understanding while the work is carried out.”