Drivers warned of disruption ahead of work on Durham bridge

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Drivers are being warned of disruption ahead of work starting on the Milburngate Bridge in Durham.

Durham County Council said work on the “essential project”, which will involve a major renovation of the bridge, will begin on Sunday 12 July.

Work will continue throughout the school summer holidays, when traffic using the route in peak hours usually falls by around 20 per cent, in order to minimise disruption as much as possible, although delays and congestion, particularly on other routes in and around the city, will be unavoidable.

Work will normally be carried out between 7am and 10pm, seven days a week, but working hours may be prolonged, if needed, to reduce the time it will take.

One lane will remain open at all times throughout the scheme and a footpath will also be provided.

The project will be delivered in three stages (see attached maps) – the first will see work carried out on the south lane and footpath, the second will be the north lane and footpath and the third will be the two centre lanes.