Resurfacing work is set to begin on Yarm Road in Darlington this week, as a major highways project nears completion.
The work, which will start on Friday, May 10th, 2019, will take place in three phases overnight to minimise disruption.
The improvement work to McMullen Road roundabout will increase the capacity of the roundabout with the creation of two lanes on the approaches and around the roundabout.
This scheme is part of a wider programme of improvements in the east of the town in response to the growing economy, including expansion at Cummins, additional jobs being created at EE and new jobs at Symmetry Park, which opens later this summer.
Furthermore, McMullen Road roundabout creates the access to Ingenium Parc, Darlington’s latest industrial site development.
More than £3.3m has been made available for the projects from the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF), following a successful bid to the Department for Transport in 2017.
The wider programme includes a new signalised junction at Lingfield Way/Yarm Road, a new cycle route along Lingfield Way and changes to the throughabout on Haughton Road.
The first phase of resurfacing will start on Friday, May 10th, 2019 on Yarm Road, McMullen Road roundabout and Salters Lane.
On Thursday, May 16th, 2019, the resurfacing of McMullen Road will take place between the junction with Malim Road and McMullen Road roundabout, and the access/egress of Yarm Road Retail Park. Access to Salters Lane will be maintained during this time.
Phase 3 starts in the week beginning Monday, May 20th, 2019 on McMullen Road between Malim Road and Lingfield Green.
Road closures will be in place between 7pm and 5:30am during these times, with signed diversions being in operation. The resurfacing work is expected to be completed by Friday, May 24th, 2019.
A spokesman for Darlington Borough Council said: “We apologise for any inconvenience and disturbance caused throughout the duration of these important works and thank drivers for their patience.
“These works will ultimately improve traffic flow on our roads and support Darlington’s economic growth going forward.”
Full details of the resurfacing work and the signed diversions can be found on the Darlington Borough Council website.
Source: Darlington Borough Council