Tyne & Wear

Durham city's Bow Lane in £195,000 makeover

Bow Lane
Image caption The lane will be closed for eight weeks

A well-used cobbled lane in Durham city will be closed for eight weeks while it gets a £195,000 facelift.

Durham County Council is to carry out improvements to Bow Lane, next to St Chad's and Hatfield colleges, from 5 September.

The work will involve re-laying the existing cobbles and stone paving, as well as putting in new stones.

Diversions to New Elvet, Elvet Bridge and Saddler Street will be in place for pedestrians and vehicles.

Councillor Neil Foster, cabinet member for regeneration and economic development, said: "This is an important gateway to the World Heritage Site in Durham.

"Care will be been taken to reuse existing cobbles and stone flags and to ensure that the work is in keeping with the original character of the area."

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