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£5.5 million infrastructure works complete at key County Durham employment site
Published July 28, 2020 1.20pm
Multimillion-pound infrastructure works at a site which is primed for a key role in County Durham's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic are now complete.
Improving walking and cycling provision in Durham City
Published July 24, 2020 3.57pm
Temporary measures which will create more space for walking and cycling are to be introduced at six Durham City locations following the success of a funding bid.
County Durham welcomes investment for Northern rail upgrades
Published July 23, 2020 5.16pm
Our Cabinet member Cllr Carl Marshall has welcomed an announcement from government to invest in upgrading rail services in the North.
New Elvet Bridge to close from next week
Published July 17, 2020 11.44am
Drivers are being reminded of critical works starting on one of Durham City Centre's bridges next week.
Support for bus services during coronavirus pandemic
Published June 30, 2020 4.15pm
Bus services in County Durham have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, but close working between operators and the county council has helped ensure vital services have continued.
Durham's park and ride services reopen this month
Published June 18, 2020 1.43pm
Park and ride services in Durham City will reopen later this month with extra safety measures being taken as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease.
Diversions in place for New Elvet Bridge repairs
Published June 18, 2020 1.16pm
Drivers are being encouraged to plan their journeys in advance of critical works starting on one of Durham City Centre's bridges.
Replacement of Witton Park Bridge gets underway
Published June 12, 2020 11.37am
Work to replace Witton Park Bridge, near Bishop Auckland, is set to begin next week (Monday 15).
Outdoor markets across County Durham to reopen next week
Published May 29, 2020 4.34pm
Outdoor markets in County Durham will reopen from next week, following the latest announcement from central Government.
Council creates rainbow road markings to thank NHS workers
Published May 26, 2020 6.06pm
Tributes to the hard work of the NHS have been painted on roads across County Durham to show gratitude to frontline workers during the coronavirus outbreak.
Council leads drive for greener highways by rolling out rubber roads
Published February 21, 2020 10.15am
A North East council is using rubber waste from worn tyres to create more durable and environmentally friendly road surfaces.