Latest update from Northumbrian Water re Dark Lane roadworks...
Added by Jenny Wilkinson on Sat 11th Mar 2017.

Date: 11 March 2017 at 09:04:49 GMT

'We are making good progress and ahead of schedule.  Whilst this last section is shallower, there are a number of services (BT, gas, electric, etc) we need to work around so assuming there are no unforeseen issues, we expect to have the traffic management off by very early April (approx. 2 weeks ahead of schedule).
Next week we need to carry out some survey work and it will mean changing the traffic management on Dark Lane on Mondayand Tuesday between 6.00pm and 9.00pm (same arrangement as Tuesday of this week).

It will mean we will move the traffic lights further along Dark Lane towards the roundabout near Morrison’s and we will need to temporarily close the access onto Dark Lane from Howard Terrace. Once the surveys are complete the lights will revert back to the existing arrangement each evening in time for the following morning commute.'