This page has been set up to alert the community to roadworks and traffic management issues that affect the Parish.
A1(M) Junction Improvements
Alongside the improvements to the A688 for the Integra 61 development, Durham County Council has started work on widening Junction 61 to three lanes all around the roundabout with permanent traffic light control. There will be 3 lanes on to the roundabout from Coxhoe, Bowburn, A1(M) north and south and the services. The exit from the services will be left turn only, with traffic returning to the motorway roundabout having to do a u turn at the new first roundabout. These should all help reduce delays and safety across the junction. Look out for updates on Coxhoe Parish Council website and Facebook.
The Parish Council will now maintain and replenish a number of salt bins across our villages in flatter areas that don’t meet Durham County Council’s criteria for provision. Working in partnership with County Cllrs McKeon and Dunn who have funded the purchase of these green bins from their Neighbourhood budget, the Parish Council hope this will help to get people out to work or school and home more safely in adverse weather.
Paradise Farm Footbridge (Footpath No 1 Coxhoe Parish / Footpath No 8 Cassop-cum-Quarrington Parish), Coxhoe Temporary Footbridge Closure
Owing to an unsafe footbridge it has been necessary to temporarily close to pedestrian traffic a 5 metre length of Paradise Farm Footbridge at the junction of Footpath No 1 Coxhoe Parish and Footpath No 8 Cassop-cum-Quarrington Parish, west of Coxhoe.
The closure, which is being effected by means of Notice under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 is necessary by reason of likelihood of danger to the public and to permit bridge repair works to be carried out.
The alternative route for pedestrian traffic is from the northern side of the closure via Footpath No 8 Cassop-cum-Quarrington Parish northwards to the accommodation bridge over A1(M) and continuing southwards from Footpath No 8 onto Footpath No 7 which leads to road A688, and continuing southwards to Tursdale Roundabout then eastwards along A177 Thinford Road to Footpath No. 1 Coxhoe Parish that leads north easterly under A1(M) to the southern side of the closure and vice versa.
The emergency closure will be operative from 26 February 2019 for a period of up to 6 months or until such a time works are complete.
Any queries should be addressed to Durham County Council.
A688 / A177 Durham Road / B6291, Bowburn Temporary Speed Restriction Order
Work has already started on works at the A1 interchange.
An Order is being made under the provisions of Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit vehicular traffic from travelling at a speed in excess of 40 miles per hour:
- along a 1190 metre length of A688 Tursdale Road from Junction 61 A1(M) interchange in a southerly direction to the north end of Tursdale Business Park and vice versa:
- a 82 metre length of A177 Durham Road in a north westerly direction from Junction 61 A1(M) interchange and vice versa:
- along a 280 metre length of A688 in a southerly direction between Junction 61 A1(M) interchange and up to and including the A688/B6291 roundabout and vice versa;
- along a 75 metre length of A688 in a north easterly direction from A688/B6291 roundabout and vice versa; and
- along a 75 metre length of B6291 in a southerly direction from A688/B6291 roundabout and vice versa.
The Order comes from Monday 4 February 2019. The restrictions are necessary to enable two new roundabout construction and carriageway improvement works to be undertaken safely which will probably take up to 18 months to complete to be carried out to those lengths of road.