Road closures for latest works on Victoria Road
The latest phase of work, to improve a vital link between the railway station and the town centre and create a safer, greener route for pedestrians and cyclists, is starting.
The Rethinking Victoria Road project, funded by a grant from Tees Valley Combined Authority’s Sustainable Access to Employment Fund and the council’s local transport budget, is part of a wider plan to regenerate the station and surrounding area. Work has already been carried out to widen pavements and fit new lighting and this next phase, which starts on Friday 23 July will see resurfacing works on Victoria Road from the Clifton Road/Park Place crossroads up to Pensbury Street.
The road will be closed from 7am Friday 23 July until 7pm on Monday 26 July and signed diversions will be in place. The Arriva services X26/27 and the Dalesbus will divert in both directions along Grange Road, omitting Victoria Road, Park Place and Parkside. Arriva service 3/3A, will divert via Grange Road and Parkside in both directions to serve Skerne Park, omitting Victoria Road and Clifton Road.
Councillor Andy Keir, cabinet member for local services, said: “The Rethinking Victoria Road project is making a real difference to an important part of the town. I hope people are starting to see the benefits of the improvements so far and I look forward to this next phase being completed.
“I’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during the work which I believe will improve this part of town for generations to come.”
More information on the scheme can be found at www.darlington.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/rethinking-victoria-road-consultation/