A major road through Darlington will be closed for more essential work after the council discovered issues while completing more repairs. 

Earlier this month, a section of the A68 between the junction of White House Lane/Houghton Bank Lane, and the B6275 was closed for one day for essential repairs. 

But during investigations, it was discovered that a full road closure was necessary for more extensive work. The road will be fully closed for five days, starting on Monday, February 19. 

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A diversion will be in place taking cars around the A688/A6072, and Advance warning signs are already in place and the diversion will be fully sign-posted.

A council spokesperson said: “Our initial investigation has identified more work that can only be carried out under a full road closure which we have programmed to start on Monday 19 February.

"The road will be closed for up to 5 days however we hope to be able to complete the work sooner. Advance warning signs will be in place later this week."