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B6300 Burnigill Bank - Browney Lane

The land to the north of the B6300 on both sides of the train tracks has slipped for some time and is causing damage to the road and we need to fix this.

What's happening

The works start on Saturday 27 July and we hope to finish it by autumn 2019. The road to be closed to all traffic during this time.

We have looked at models of the area, and, we need to add additional foundations and build retaining walls at the side of the road. The work needs to be carried out on either side of the rail bridge which cuts below the road on Burnigill Bank.

How it will it affect you

During the work, diversions will be in place and we appreciate that this may cause disruption. To make sure that this is kept to a minimum, we will be working up to 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have timed the work to happen in school holidays, as we appreciate that the traffic is lighter during the summer months and we hope that this will reduce the impact on the surrounding roads. 

  • residents: access will be maintained for most residents in the affected area where possible
  • general traffic: a diversion for general traffic will be in place
  • HGVs: the general traffic diversion passes beneath a low bridge at Langley Moor on the A690 with a height restriction of 14'6" or 4.4m - heavy goods vehicles or those over the specified height must follow the alternative diversion
  • buses: there are no affected bus stops
  • cyclists: the road is closed to all road users and the diversion should be followed.

Burnigill Bank diversion map


The B6300, Browney Lane, runs between the A167 at Sunderland Bridge and the A690 at Meadowfield. Browney Lane provides access to Meadowfield and Littleburn Industrial estate as well as a direct link for residents to the A167 to travel north to Durham and South to Croxdale. The east coast main railway line travels adjacent to the road and eventually passes under the B6300 near Burnigill Farm.

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