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Spennymoor A688 to be closed for five days

A busy road near Spennymoor will be closed while work is carried out, Durham County Council has said.

The A688 will be closed in both directions near Thinford from 06:00 BST on Saturday for five days.

Work will include the construction of a new traffic island, completion of drainage schemes, kerbing, surfacing and road marking programmes.

Motorists are being urged to plan alternative routes and allow more time for journeys.

The closure is part of the £8.5m road improvement scheme being carried out as part of the wider DurhamGate project, which will see a new housing, retail, leisure and business development on a former industrial site on the outskirts of Spennymoor.

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