Durham roadworks coming to an end

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IMPROVEMENTS to a historic city street are well under way.

Durham County Council started the eight-week work programme on Bow Lane, in the heart of Durham city, in early September.

Now highways bosses at the authority have issued a revised completion date.

The £195,000 facelift is expected to be finished by Sunday, November 13.

During this time the road leading from Kingsgate Bridge to the cathedral is closed to vehicles and pedestrians and there is no through access over the bridge or from the Riverside.

However, visitors/users of the city centre colleges can follow the diversion signs via New Elvet, Elvet Bridge and Saddler Street.

The refurbishment involves relaying the existing river cobbles and stone paving where possible, along with the addition of kerbs and paving stones.

It will also see a loading bay created for residents.

The council’s senior technician in highway design, Sara Forbes, said: “We appreciate the co-operation we’re receiving from colleges, residents and members of the public and thank everyone for their patience.”

She added: “While works are progressing we also want to remind people to continue to use alternative routes.”