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Milburngate Bridge closures


To make Lumiere an enjoyable experience for all, some roads will be closed or partially closed. Some of these (on Milburngate Bridge) are likely to cause significant delays to traffic coming into, or through, the city in the build up to and throughout the festival period. You can find details of these below.

We strongly recommend you use alternative transport or take a different route throughout the festival period if you regularly commute through Durham.

If you're travelling to Lumiere, the best option is to use our Lumiere Park and Ride or travel by bus or rail.

Thank you for your patience and support during Lumiere.

Closure summary

Illustration of closures

Milburngate road traffic restrictions during and after Lumiere 2017

Eastbound closure of Milburngate Bridge

After festival

On Sunday 19 November both lanes eastbound will be closed so that we can remove the barrier and re-open all lanes for Monday morning. They will be closed from 11.30pm until 06.00am Monday 20 November and a signed diversion will be put in place.

Diversions map

Lumiere: Milburngate Bridge Diversion

Single lane closure on Milburngate Bridge (eastbound)

From 06.00am Thursday 16 November until 11.30pm Sunday 20 November, there will only be one eastbound traffic lane. 

This is likely to cause significant delays throughout the day and if possible you should seek an alternative route. 

Other road closures

Find details of other road and footpath closures for Lumiere.

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