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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Visiting Durham City throughout the works


Durham City Centre remains open throughout the works to welcome all visitors, regular and new.

When travelling into the centre, Durham City car parks remain available, or you can use our Durham City Park and Ride service. 

Diversions in place

If you normally use New Elvet Bridge to travel to Church Street and South Road areas (or any of the places listed below, or in the same location), you will be diverted through the city.

  • Marriott Durham County Hotel or Hotel Indigo
  • Durham Crown Court
  • Durham Rugby, Durham City Cricket or Durham Rowing clubs
  • some University campuses, including Maiden Castle
  • Durham Crematorium
  • Howlands Park and Ride.

While diversions are in place, we recommend that you plan your journey and consider using alternative routes to avoid bottlenecks through the city centre. We've produced the following maps (based on where you're travelling from). 

Using these routes will help spread the extra traffic over a number of routes around the city to help avoid bottlenecks.

Diversion routes

Below are maps showing the recommended routes from the north and south, east and north west. 

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