DIVERSIONS will be in place while a programme of resurfacing and street light replacement takes place over the next few weeks.

Drivers in Durham and Chester-le-Street are being warned of potential disruption while work takes place.

Resurfacing work starts in Second Avenue in Chester-le-Street on Monday and continues for three days.

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The road will be closed between its junctions with Waldridge Road and Bullion Lane, between 7am and 7pm each day.

A diversion will be in place via Waldridge Road, South Approach and Bullion Lane.

Work to replace ageing streetlights and replace underground cables on Redhills Lane in Durham City takes place from Monday until Sunday 29 October.

The road will be closed between its junctions with Grays Terrace and the access to the Miners’ Hall from 9.30am to 3.30pm each day.

A diversion will be in place via Sutton Street, North Road, the A691 and A167.

John Reed, the council’s head of technical services, said: “These maintenance works are essential to maintain the condition of the highway network and keep it safe.

“We appreciate there will be some disruption for motorists but we have planned the works to keep this to a minimum.

“We very much appreciate the patience and understanding shown by motorists”.