This page has been set up to alert the community to roadworks and traffic management issues that affect the Parish.
A1(M) Junction Improvements
Works at J61 Bowburn are progressing ahead of schedule and the first phase of the work programme is now expected to be completed on Tuesday 19 May. Phase 2 of the works, which was originally programmed to commence from Tuesday 26 May, has now been brought forward to start on Wednesday 20 May with day times closures until the work is complete on Sunday 31 May. Full details are available on the Junction 61 page on the Durham County Council Website
B6291 and Unnamed Road Household waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) To Prospect Place, Coxhoe
Temporary Prohibition Of Left and Right Turn and Lane Closure
To minimise a danger to the public caused by queuing traffic and to increase road safety in association with Coxhoe HWRC re-opening, it has been necessary to temporarily prohibit traffic from the following:
- Turning left and right from the B6291 into the Coxhoe HWRC access road and entrance
- Driving in a westerly direction in the westbound lane of the unnamed road from Coxhoe HWRC to junction with Prospect Place, Coxhoe
The emergency Temporary Prohibition of Left and Right Turn and Lane Closure, which is being effected by means of Notice under Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 is necessary by reason of likelihood of danger to the public, and to increase road safety.
The alternative route for vehicular traffic wishing to access Coxhoe HWRC from the B6291 is in a general south westerly direction on B6291, then northerly at The Corner House pub junction on B6291 and easterly on unnamed road after 16 Commerical Road East to Coxhoe HWRC.
The maximum duration of the Prohibition of Left and Right Turn and Lane Closure under this Notice is 21 days.
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.