Overnight closures for St Cuthbert's Way as construction work continues

CLOSURES: Roadworks on St Cuthbert's Way, in Darlington

CLOSURES: Roadworks on St Cuthbert's Way, in Darlington

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OVERNIGHT road closures through the centre of Darlington have been announced as part of work to reconfigure a major route.

The building work on St Cuthbert’s Way and the Stonebridge roundabout, which Darlington Borough Council hopes will cut congestion in the busiest part of town, by replacing the roundabout with traffic lights and widening the road.

Construction work on the inner ringroad has been ongoing since February and is said to be running to the predicted timescales, with the £3.7m project expected to be complete by early next year.

The overnight closures will take place from 9pm on Thursday, July 24, until 6am on Friday, July 25, and again that night from 9pm until 6am on Saturday, July 26 on St Cuthbert’s Way between Freeman Place and Parkgate.

The closure is to allow the road to be rebuilt in places before being resurfaced.

Traffic heading south on St Cuthbert’s Way and Freemans Place towards Parkgate will be redirected via Haughton Road, McMullen Road and Yarm Road.

Below: Graphic showing new layout of St Cuthbert's Way once work has been completed

Darlington and Stockton Times:

During the closure traffic will still be able to turn left out of Parkgate on to St Cuthbert’s Way.

From Monday, July 28, work will begin on a new kerb alignment on the section between Stonebridge and East Street, which will result in the footway moving away from the River Skerne.

During this work two lanes will be maintained for traffic on St Cuthbert’s Way.

The improvements to Stonebridge and the inner ring road are considered necessary due to the strain on the network and the expectation of added pressure once a proposed cinema development in Feethams and the Department for Education building are complete.

The council has created a page with updates on the work on St Cuthbert’s and Stonebridge at.darlington.gov.uk/stonebridge

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5:34pm Tue 22 Jul 14

George1965 says...

The building work on St Cuthbert’s Way and the Stonebridge roundabout, which Darlington Borough Council hopes will cut congestion in the busiest part of town, by replacing the roundabout with traffic lights and widening the road.

Love the bit about "hopes will cut congestion ". And if it doesn't ? More hair brained schemes from DBC.? If it's as successful as the throughabout then god help us all. On time and on budget-it'll be a miracle.

So glad I moved away to a place with a decent council, no more Puffin Billy and Auntie Ada.
The building work on St Cuthbert’s Way and the Stonebridge roundabout, which Darlington Borough Council hopes will cut congestion in the busiest part of town, by replacing the roundabout with traffic lights and widening the road. Love the bit about "hopes will cut congestion ". And if it doesn't ? More hair brained schemes from DBC.? If it's as successful as the throughabout then god help us all. On time and on budget-it'll be a miracle. So glad I moved away to a place with a decent council, no more Puffin Billy and Auntie Ada. George1965
  • Score: 0

7:16pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Border Terrier says...

"Open early next year" eh? They should be working 12 hour shifts in the light morning and nights. Ridiculous!
"Open early next year" eh? They should be working 12 hour shifts in the light morning and nights. Ridiculous! Border Terrier
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Tue 22 Jul 14

oliviaden6 says...

Question WHY are DBC persueing this campaign of current road works?
Surely by all that is holy one lot of major works should be completed before another is started.
Not only does it cost a fortune to park in town but drivers have the trouble of hacking their way through traffic jams caused by the present debacle, now they are digging up St Cuthberts way, it gets worse and worse. I can see it never recovering from this mess. I believe Dixon and his Boys have a hidden agenda screw the motorists and eventually screw the town, sorry its already happening wholesale in this town.
Question WHY are DBC persueing this campaign of current road works? Surely by all that is holy one lot of major works should be completed before another is started. Not only does it cost a fortune to park in town but drivers have the trouble of hacking their way through traffic jams caused by the present debacle, now they are digging up St Cuthberts way, it gets worse and worse. I can see it never recovering from this mess. I believe Dixon and his Boys have a hidden agenda screw the motorists and eventually screw the town, sorry its already happening wholesale in this town. oliviaden6
  • Score: 0

7:48pm Tue 22 Jul 14

stevegg says...

The council actually carrying out the works in off peak times, unheard of!!!!
'The building work on St Cuthbert’s Way and the Stonebridge roundabout, which Darlington Borough Council hopes will cut congestion' - Heard exactly the same rhetoric when Haughton Road throughabout was built and anyone who remembers the old road will tell you congestion/delays are far worse since it was built, its a road to avoid now. I predict exactly the same outcome for this reorganisation. You dont need a degree and a £100k a year plus salary to figure this out.
The council actually carrying out the works in off peak times, unheard of!!!! 'The building work on St Cuthbert’s Way and the Stonebridge roundabout, which Darlington Borough Council hopes will cut congestion' - Heard exactly the same rhetoric when Haughton Road throughabout was built and anyone who remembers the old road will tell you congestion/delays are far worse since it was built, its a road to avoid now. I predict exactly the same outcome for this reorganisation. You dont need a degree and a £100k a year plus salary to figure this out. stevegg
  • Score: 2

7:54pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Cypress says...

George1965 wrote:
The building work on St Cuthbert’s Way and the Stonebridge roundabout, which Darlington Borough Council hopes will cut congestion in the busiest part of town, by replacing the roundabout with traffic lights and widening the road.

Love the bit about "hopes will cut congestion ". And if it doesn't ? More hair brained schemes from DBC.? If it's as successful as the throughabout then god help us all. On time and on budget-it'll be a miracle.

So glad I moved away to a place with a decent council, no more Puffin Billy and Auntie Ada.
If you've moved away it shouldn't bother you what the council do, I am sure now that you have moved away they couldn't give a toss about your opinion anyway, but you normally find that once a member of the **** and moan club, always a member.......even if they live miles away.
[quote][p][bold]George1965[/bold] wrote: The building work on St Cuthbert’s Way and the Stonebridge roundabout, which Darlington Borough Council hopes will cut congestion in the busiest part of town, by replacing the roundabout with traffic lights and widening the road. Love the bit about "hopes will cut congestion ". And if it doesn't ? More hair brained schemes from DBC.? If it's as successful as the throughabout then god help us all. On time and on budget-it'll be a miracle. So glad I moved away to a place with a decent council, no more Puffin Billy and Auntie Ada.[/p][/quote]If you've moved away it shouldn't bother you what the council do, I am sure now that you have moved away they couldn't give a toss about your opinion anyway, but you normally find that once a member of the **** and moan club, always a member.......even if they live miles away. Cypress
  • Score: 4

8:08pm Tue 22 Jul 14

George1965 says...

Cypress you are an idiot
Cypress you are an idiot George1965
  • Score: -5

8:12pm Tue 22 Jul 14

NOTODDEN says...

I can understand the antipathy here probably because of past and present issues with DBC but wouldn't it be better for the project to achieve fruition before having a go?
I can understand the antipathy here probably because of past and present issues with DBC but wouldn't it be better for the project to achieve fruition before having a go? NOTODDEN
  • Score: 5

9:26pm Tue 22 Jul 14

think twice says...

Stevegg said:
"Heard exactly the same rhetoric when Haughton Road throughabout was built and anyone who remembers the old road will tell you congestion/delays are far worse since it was built, its a road to avoid now".

Despite the throughabout being a waste of money, It would work adequately if the council would remove the traffic lights, but they say its not likely to happen.
Stevegg said: "Heard exactly the same rhetoric when Haughton Road throughabout was built and anyone who remembers the old road will tell you congestion/delays are far worse since it was built, its a road to avoid now". Despite the throughabout being a waste of money, It would work adequately if the council would remove the traffic lights, but they say its not likely to happen. think twice
  • Score: 1

9:34pm Tue 22 Jul 14

joeninety says...

Does anyone know what will happen to the bus services during this closure?
Does anyone know what will happen to the bus services during this closure? joeninety
  • Score: 1

12:56am Wed 23 Jul 14

Spy Boy says...

stevegg wrote:
The council actually carrying out the works in off peak times, unheard of!!!!
'The building work on St Cuthbert’s Way and the Stonebridge roundabout, which Darlington Borough Council hopes will cut congestion' - Heard exactly the same rhetoric when Haughton Road throughabout was built and anyone who remembers the old road will tell you congestion/delays are far worse since it was built, its a road to avoid now. I predict exactly the same outcome for this reorganisation. You dont need a degree and a £100k a year plus salary to figure this out.
No, she needs a £156,000 salary, £30,000 pension contribution ( every year) expense cheques, free parking and a huge, though not stated, annual bonus. All this when she is letting lower paid people in the council take cuts. Wake up Darlington. Get rid of this un-elected, over paid, underperforming drain on our resources.

My prediction for the future, based on every major road project that they have carried out, Over Budget and totally useless. The problem is, that having finally realised that the project is useless, they won't lift a finger to fix it. We really deserve better in a council. 5 years down the line, when they think we've forgotten, they'll spend more of our money changing it yet again. Guess what? It won't be any better. They haven't a clue.
[quote][p][bold]stevegg[/bold] wrote: The council actually carrying out the works in off peak times, unheard of!!!! 'The building work on St Cuthbert’s Way and the Stonebridge roundabout, which Darlington Borough Council hopes will cut congestion' - Heard exactly the same rhetoric when Haughton Road throughabout was built and anyone who remembers the old road will tell you congestion/delays are far worse since it was built, its a road to avoid now. I predict exactly the same outcome for this reorganisation. You dont need a degree and a £100k a year plus salary to figure this out.[/p][/quote]No, she needs a £156,000 salary, £30,000 pension contribution ( every year) expense cheques, free parking and a huge, though not stated, annual bonus. All this when she is letting lower paid people in the council take cuts. Wake up Darlington. Get rid of this un-elected, over paid, underperforming drain on our resources. My prediction for the future, based on every major road project that they have carried out, Over Budget and totally useless. The problem is, that having finally realised that the project is useless, they won't lift a finger to fix it. We really deserve better in a council. 5 years down the line, when they think we've forgotten, they'll spend more of our money changing it yet again. Guess what? It won't be any better. They haven't a clue. Spy Boy
  • Score: -1

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