Church Row to be closed to all traffic for two weeks

Church Row will be closed to all traffic in both directions for two weeks from Monday, October 15th, 2018, Darlington Borough Council has warned.

The street, which runs between the Market Square and St Cuthbert’s Church, is currently undergoing construction works to make it easier for buses and vehicles to pass and to create safer pedestrian routes.

During this second stage of the work, the road will be resurfaced, replacing the cobbles with a bitmac surface to reduce the amount of maintenance required.

Several bus services will be impacted, with all services from stops M and T (outside the town hall) moving to temporary bus stops on Crown Street, in front of Sports Direct. Signs will be placed on the bus stops to alert passengers.

Following the two-week closure, the one-way system that has been in operation since the start of the works will return to allow works to be completed in front of the church.

Church Row Improvements

Councillor Nick Wallis, cabinet member for leisure and local environment, said: “Church Row is a busy link road through the town centre and we ask motorists to be patient with us while these improvements are completed.

“The road is being used more than ever by heavy vehicles, particularly buses and coaches, so these changes will make it much easier for two vehicles to pass each other safely, improve pedestrian access and lessen the maintenance costs going forward.

“We’re working with St Cuthbert’s Church and nearby businesses to ensure access is maintained as much as possible.

Source: Darlington Borough Council

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