Durham’s Milburngate Bridge to shut overnight throughout the week

Milburngate Bridge in Durham City. Copyright Google Maps
Milburngate Bridge in Durham City. Copyright Google Maps
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There will be a number of overnight closures of Milburngate Bridge in Durham throughout this week.

Essential work on the structure is edging closer to completion but the overnight closures are needed to ensure that the project is finished on schedule, following severe weather over the weekend.

Durham County Council is carrying out a major refurbishment of the busy route, which carries around 48,000 vehicles every day.

The bridge will be closed from 7pm until 6.30am tomorrow (Tuesday 25 August), Wednesday (26 August), Thursday (27 August) and Friday (28 August).

However, depending on the weather conditions throughout this week, it is possible that not all of the closures will be required.

Emergency service vehicles will be able to get across the bridge during the closures so there will be no need to close the Market Place.

Pedestrians are advised that both footpaths will be unavailable while the bridge is closed with diversions in place. One lane will remain open in both directions during the day and one footpath will also be available.

Terry Collins, corporate director for neighbourhood services, Durham County Council, said: “We would like to thank users of the bridge for their patience during these essential overnight closures.”

Keep up-to-date with all the latest information on the Milburngate Bridge project at www.durham.gov.uk/milburngate where you can see live traffic camera streams, and follow #milburngate on Twitter.