A busy road will be closed until this evening while a long-term contraflow system will be put in place as part of a major North East construction project.

Stockton Borough Council (SBC) have confirmed that the A1035 Riverside Road in Stockton will be closed in both directions from 6am to 6pm today (January 28).

This is being done to set up a contraflow as part of the construction for the Stockton Waterfront urban park.

The route has been signposted with diversions while the work is carried out.

Following this, a long-term contraflow will be in place to keep traffic flowing during construction of the project's new land bridge and road layout.

The council have said the road will be permanently reduced from a dual carriageway to a single carriageway from Quayside Road and the Silver Street footbridge.

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A temporary reduced speed limit of 20mph will also be put in place along the route/

Meanwhile, a diversion will be put in place for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV). 

This comes as development continues on the Stockton Waterfront project which has already seen the Castlegate Shopping Centre and Swallow Hotel demolished.