A Durham road is to be closed for six days while resurfacing works are carried out. 

The council has put a temporary closure order in place on Elvet Hill Road, in Durham centre, from its junction with South Road and Potters Bank. 

The road will be closed from this Saturday (March 23) until next Thursday (March 28) so that the council can carry out carriage resurfacing works.

The road has been described as a "patchwork of sticking plaster repairs" by residents. 

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There is an alternative route available to vehicular traffic from the south eastern side of the closure from A177 South Road northerly to the ‘New Inn’ traffic signal junction then westerly on Quarryheads Lane and southerly onto Potters Bank to the north western side of the closure, and vice versa. The maximum duration of the Order is 18 months.

A legal order, posted on Durham County Council's website, reads: "The proposed works are to commence on Saturday, March 23 and are anticipated to be completed in six days between 7am and 7pm per day.

"On occasions, alternative dates for closure may be necessary and these will be signed on site accordingly. Access will be maintained for emergency services and associated vehicles."