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Traffic management consultation for Durham City


We are planning to introduce a new traffic management system (SCOOT) in Durham City, with traffic lights on the Gilesgate and Leazes Bowl roundabouts.

Why are we doing it?

The £2.5m scheme will:

  • help reduce congestion, making journeys through the city at peak times more predictable for motorists and bus companies
  • allow traffic lights at Milburngate, Gilesgate and Leazes Bowl roundabouts to be co-ordinated to improve traffic flow
  • improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists
  • allow us to deal with the impacts of incidents and planned events

What are we planning to do?

We intend to do the following at Gilesgate and Leazes Bowl roundabouts:

  • add traffic lights
  • increase in the number of lanes
  • re-surface the road where needed
  • introduce toucan and pedestrian crossings (Gilesgate and A690 (dual carriageway) roads and southern road Leazes Bowl)
  • widen paths, drop kerbs and improve signs as needed
  • add two new eastbound bus stops set back from the carriageway at Leazes Bowl

Icon for pdf Gilesgate roundabout plan (PDF, 365.1kb)

Icon for pdf Leazes Bowl roundabout plan (PDF, 424.1kb)

When will it happen?

It is now proposed to commence on Gilesgate roundabout in early 2016 and Leazes Bowl in Summer 2016, to coordinate with required traffic surveys in Autumn 2015. Once completed we hope to start using the SCOOT system in 2017.

The closing date was Friday 29 May 2015.

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SCOOT traffic consultation
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