Roadworks to affect Peterlee motorists

Resurfacing to maintain county’s roads

Road resurfacing work is to be carried out in parts of County Durham in the coming weeks.

Durham County Council is to resurface roads at Chester-le-Street, Peterlee and Newton Hall, from this Sunday, June 25.

The work begins at Chester-le-Street with a section of the A693 at South Pelaw Bridge, from 6am to 7pm on Sunday.

A diversion will be in place from the eastern side of the closure, via the A167 North, turning westwards and southwards on Drum Road and back onto the A693, and vice versa.

People are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

Work will then take place at the Newton Grange pub roundabout at Newton Hall, beginning on Monday 26 June and expected to last for five days.

The roundabout will have closures in two alternating phases during working hours, which are from 7am to 7pm each day.

Access to Rosemount and Brasside will be maintained at all times with diversions in place via either Abbey Sports Centre roundabout or Red House Farm roundabouts depending on the phase.

Night-time resurfacing then takes place at Peterlee from Thursday, June 29, to Friday, July 7.

Phase one will see work carried out on Burnhope Way from its junction with Passfield Way roundabout in a westerly direction past its junction with Neville Road, from June 29 to July 1.

The second phase will see resurfacing on the Burnhope Way/Essington Way roundabout from July 2 to 7.

A diversion will be in place via Bede Way, St Cuthberts Road and Surtees Road.

Working hours will be from 8pm to 6am each night.

John Reed, the council’s head of technical services, 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 the works are carried out.”