Roadworks warning to motorists

DRIVERS are being warned to look out for roadworks.

Areas on the outskirts of Hartlepool and in Billingham are all subject to works, say highways chiefs at Stockton Borough Council.

Temporary two-way traffic lights have been set up on Seal Sands Road, on the outskirts of Hartlepool, where essential work on water mains is under way.

The mains renewal works is expected to last until the end of September and the signals will be manually controlled at peak times.

In Billingham, Station Road is affected by ongoing temporary signals caused by works on a new level crossing.

It will continue until Saturday, August 27, at off peak times.

Essential road resurfacing work is under way in Marsh House Avenue, also in Billingham, and it means a number of temporary road closures throughout the project which started on August 8 and continues until Friday, August 26.

The four-phase process involves drivers being diverted while stretches of roads are resurfaced.

The Causeway to Cowpen Lane southbound stretch is currently affected but its resurfacing programme ends today.

Then, it is the turn of the Cowpen Lane to The Causeway stretch from tomorrow until Friday, August 26.

Each set of works will run from 9am to 4pm.

Elsewhere in Billingham, a project to install a new water supply has caused roadworks opposite Station Road but the four-day programme – which involved temporary roadworks – was expected to end today.