Motorists warned of road closures during maintenance work in County Durham

The A167 in County Durham. Image: Google
The A167 in County Durham. Image: Google
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Motorists are advised of overnight road closures as Durham County Council carry out essential maintenance work starting next week.

The works, which will be completed in two phases, will be carried out on the A167 between Pity Me and Chester Moor.

On Tuesday, August 16, the northbound carriageway between Plawsworth and Chester Moor will be closed from 10pm until 6am. The southbound carriageway will then be

closed on Wednesday, August 17, again between 10pm and 6am.

The second phase, which is from Pity Me to Plawsworth, will begin on Tuesday, August 23.

The northbound carriageway will be closed from 10pm until 6am, with the southbound carriageway being closed on Wednesday, August 24, 10pm until 6am.

During the closures, traffic will be diverted via the A691 Durham to Lanchester – A6076 Lanchester to Stanley – A693 Stanley to Chester-le- Street A167 and vice versa.

Mark Readman, highways service manager, said: “The maintenance is essential to keep the highway safe for motorists. We’ll be carrying out the works overnight to make sure disruption is minimal but we’d like to thank everyone for their patience.”