Press release

A19 southbound near Peterlee, County Durham resurfacing work to begin

Road users are advised resurfacing works will start on the A19 southbound Easington to Wellfield on Sunday (5 July) for 2 weeks, providing a safer, smoother road surface for drivers.

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The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am, Mondays to Sunday (no work will be carried out overnight on Sunday) to allow the work to be carried out safely and efficiently.

Highways England project manager, Kyle Maylard, said:

We need to carry out this resurfacing work to make sure people’s journeys remain smooth, safe and reliable. We’ll be carrying out the work overnight, at a time when the fewest people are using the road and we thank drivers for their patience.

During the overnight closures a clearly signed diversion route will be in place. Drivers will be diverted via the A1086 through Horden and Blackhall and the A179 before re-joining the A19 at the A19/A179 Sheraton interchange.

The work is planned to be completed by Friday 19 July.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 29 June 2015