Seaham coastal route to get 20mph limit

20mph sign
Image caption The new limit is expected to be introduced by the end of March

A 20mph speed limit is to be introduced on a busy coastal route through a County Durham town.

It is part of an £80,000 scheme to ease congestion on the B1287 through Seaham, which is currently a 30mph zone.

Durham County Council is carrying out the work, which the authority claims will make the area safer for road users and pedestrians.

A section of the road between Tempest Road and North Railway Street will be closed when work starts on 19 March.

Steve Keetley, head of technical services at Durham County Council said: "We very much hope this work will make a big difference in improving the traffic flow and making the area safer for both motorists and pedestrians.

"This an important artery for the whole area and we are delighted we have been able to fund this with our partners at Durham Heritage Coast, supported by contributions from Seaham Town Council."

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