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Archive for the ‘Highways’ Category

Bollard to Protect Steps

by Craig Martin on 31 July, 2020

A bollard with reflectors will be installed at the Highfield Crescent side of the steps that link to Park Place. A time frame hasn’t been set as to when this will be installed. This follows concerns that were raised to me by residents that vehicles coming down Highfield Crescent are not fully aware of the […]

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Road Closure Blind Lane

by Craig Martin on 25 July, 2020

The A693 is to be closed between Junction 63 Interchange and Northlands roundabout. A diversion route will be in operation via A167 & Park Road North. There will also be a partial outer ring Lane closure on the Roundabout & a Lane 1 closure on the Northbound exit slip during working hours. Works are to […]

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Road Closure Newcastle Road

by Craig Martin on 2 July, 2020

One night southbound-direction only road closure of Newcastle Road, Chester le Street to enable manhole cover and frame re-setting works to be undertaken from 7pm on Tue 14/07/20 (for up to 11 hours)

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Footpath Resurfacing Camperdown Avenue

by Craig Martin on 20 June, 2020

A section of Camperdown Avenue’s footpath will be resurfaced by the Council. This is a continuation of the footpath work that has been ongoing over last few years. There has not been a date confirmed when this will take place but it will occur before March 2021. Durham County Council are only beginning highways work […]

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Blind Lane Resurfacing

by Craig Martin on 12 June, 2020

A section of Blind Lane, Chester-le-Street, will be resurfaced by the Council. There has not been a date confirmed when this will take place but it will occur before March 2021. Durham County Council is only beginning highways work following a positive health and safety assessment. The work can be completed while being socially distance […]

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Keep County Durham rolling this Bike Month

by Craig Martin on 2 June, 2020

Set new goals, win prizes and help keep the county rolling forward this Bike Month. This June, everyone in the UK is invited to join Bike Month, a national campaign to get more people on bikes. This follows the UK Government putting cycling at the centre of plans to get the country moving again. As […]

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Tributes to the hard work of the NHS have been painted on roads across County Durham to show gratitude to frontline workers during the coronavirus outbreak. Durham County Council has been installing rainbows and messages of thanks on the county’s roads to show support to dedicated NHS workers who are working through the pandemic. The […]

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One-way closure of Newcastle Road

by Craig Martin on 19 May, 2020

A temporary one-way closure of Newcastle Road, Chester le Street on Tuesday 14 July 2020 from 7pm to 6am to replace a manhole cover and frame.

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A North East council is using rubber waste from worn tyres to create more durable and environmentally friendly road surfaces. Durham County Council is working with its road surfacing contractor, Rainton Construction, to create what it believes are the first roads in the country to be resurfaced with more than one recyclable material. Over the […]

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Resurfacing Cut, Lyndhurst Avenue to North Road

by Craig Martin on 2 February, 2020

The cut linking Lyndhurst Avenue to the bus stop on North Road is scheduled to be completely repaired. The work is currently scheduled to start on 4th May and expected to take 9 days to complete. I have received a number of complaints about the state of this cut and was making enquiries with the […]

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