Road closures as work to replace congested Darlington roundabout continues

5:49pm Friday 16th May 2014

MOTORISTS in Darlington can expect delays as work to replace a congested town centre roundabout continues.

The Stonebridge roundabout, on the town's inner ring road, is being replaced with a light-controlled junction to improve the flow of traffic around the town centre.

Work on the £3.7m scheme began in February and is expected to take up to a year to complete.

From early next week, the northern part of the roundabout will be closed to allow contractors for Northumbrian Water to divert a water main.

Traffic leaving Stonebridge will have to turn left towards Freemans Place roundabout, before travelling back along the ring road to get onto Parkgate.

This will be the same for any traffic travelling from Feethams roundabout wanting to turn right onto Parkgate.

The work will be completed in two phases, and the second phase will see the southern part of the roundabout closing, with traffic travelling from Parkgate to Stonebridge turning left and returning via the Feethams roundabout.

The work is expected to take up to two weeks and diversion signs will be in place.

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