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Maintaining County Durham’s roads

Road resurfacing work is to take place in towns and villages across County Durham in the coming weeks.

Durham County Council is to carry out work at Leadgate, Newton Aycliffe and Barnard Castle as part of its ongoing programme of road maintenance.

Work begins at Villa Real in Leadgate on Sunday 9 July, running for four nights.

It will be carried out in two phases, the first of which will require the closure of the A690/A691/Leadgate Road roundabout.

A diversion route will be in place via Leadgate Road, Front Street, the B6309 and the A692.

Phase two will involve a road closure from the A691/Werdohl Way roundabout to the A692/B6308/Delves Lane roundabout.

The diversion will be via the B6308 and the A691.

Resurfacing will then take place at Harmire Road in Barnard Castle, from Thursday 13 July for four days.

Two way traffic lights will be in place on 13 and 14 July from 9am to 4pm and on 15 July from 7am to 7pm.

The road will be closed from its junction with Marwood Drive to its junction with Montalbo Road on 16 July from 7am to 7pm.

A diversion route will be in place via the A67, the A688, Stainton, Dent Gate Lane, and the B6278.

Work will then take place around the roundabout linking Burnhill Way, Cobblers Hall Road and Woodham Way in Newton Aycliffe, starting on Monday 17 July and running for five days between 7am and 7pm daily.

Burnhill Way will be closed from its junction with Acle Burn to its junction with Woodham Way, while Cobblers Hall Road will be closed to its junction with Rope Moor Way and Woodham Way will be closed to its junction with Woodham Gate.

A diversion will be in place via Woodham Way, Burnhill Way, Burn Lane and Midridge Road.

Vehicular access will be maintained for residents living around the closure on Cobblers Hall Road and Burnhill Way.

John Reed, the council’s head of technical services, said: “We are continuously working to maintain the condition of our county’s roads and these schemes are part of these efforts.

“We appreciate motorists will experience some disruption but we have planned the works to ensure this is kept to a minimum, including overnight resurfacing at Leadgate.

“I’d like to thank motorists in advance for their patience and understanding while these works are carried out.”

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