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Avoid delays - New Elvet roadworks

This page will help anyone travelling into Durham City minimise any delays caused by the closure of New Elvet Bridge.

How to avoid the disruption

  • avoid peak travel times
  • use alternative routes, our suggested diversions are designed to minimise disruption across all routes can be found on our How the New Elvet Bridge roadworks will affect you page
  • work from home where possible
  • talk to your employer to see if you can work different hours to avoid peak times
  • allow additional travel time
  • plan deliveries to avoid peak travel times

Public transport 

Public transport will continue to operate during the closure, although, those services which would have used the bridge will operate different routes. For the latest timetable information please visit Traveline North East: journey planner or contact your bus operator.


Public transport across the county is currently affected by Cocid-19 and the latest government guidance on social distancing. See Changes to bus timetables and routes for more information.


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