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Durham Council

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Durham County Council
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Durham • Yorkshire
Primary Destinations
Bishop Auckland • Consett • Durham
Other Important Destinations
Darlington • Gateshead • Hartlepool • North Yorkshire • Northumberland • Stockton-on-Tees • Sunderland • Westmorland and Furness Council
National Highways Roads
A1(M) • A19 • A66

Durham County Council is the Highway Authority for all roads in the Administrative County of Durham, with the exception of Trunk Roads, which are managed by National Highways.

The majority of the area lies within the historic county of County Durham, although a large area in the west of the council area that lies south of the River Tees lies within the historic North Riding of Yorkshire.

Highways Management

The county council is responsible for the maintenance of all roads and associated footpaths within its area. The council also maintain bridges, 57 sets of traffic signals, traffic signs, road markings and 78,000 street lights.

Primary Destinations

The following Primary Destinations are within the boundaries of the council area:

Trunk Roads

The following roads that run through the council area are at least partially Trunk Roads, and therefore managed by National Highways:

Principal and Classified Numbered Roads

The following is a list of A and B classified roads that are at least partially managed by the authority:

Route From To Length


A67 Bowes Crathorne 34.1 miles View
A68 Dalkeith Darlington 128 miles View
A167 Topcliffe Kenton Bar 65.6 miles View
A177 Durham Stockton on Tees 21.7 miles View
A179 Hartlepool Sheraton 5.4 miles View
A181 Durham Castle Eden 9.0 miles View
A182 Washington Seaham 17.5 miles View
A183 Chester-le-Street South Shields 18.2 miles View
A688 Barnard Castle Byers Garth 24.8 miles View
A689 Newby, Carlisle Hartlepool 93.6 miles View
A690 Crook Sunderland 22.2 miles View
A691 Durham Shotley Bridge 13.9 miles View
A692 Castleside Lobley Hill, Gateshead 13.6 miles View
A693 Chester-le-Street Leadgate 10.1 miles View
A694 Scotswood Shotley Bridge 11.1 miles View
A1018 Seaton South Shields 12.5 miles View
A1052 Houghton Gate Houghton-le-Spring 2.9 miles View
A1086 West View, Hartlepool Easington 7.5 miles View
A6072 Heighington Tindale Crescent 6.1 miles View
A6076 Lanchester Sunniside 8.0 miles View   
B1198 Shincliffe Sherburn 1.3 miles View
B1278 Sedgefield bypass Wheatley Hill 5.8 miles View
B1279 Thornley Wheatley Hill (E) 2.9 miles View
B1280 Sheraton South Hetton 9.7 miles View
B1281 Castle Eden By Pass Blackhall Colliery 3.2 miles View
B1283 West Sherburn Horden 10.5 miles View
B1284 Chester le Street Hetton le Hole 5.8 miles View
B1285 Hetton le Hole Seaham Grange 6.1 miles View
B1287 Ryhope Dalton-le-Dale 4.4 miles View
B1320 Peterlee Horden 2.0 miles View
B1404 Houghton le Spring Seaham 5.1 miles View
B1432 Cold Hesledon Little Thorpe 3.0 miles View
B6168 Flint Hill Annfield Plain 2.8 miles View
B6173 Pickering Nook Stanley 2.2 miles View
B6274 Staindrop Richmond 14.4 miles View
B6275 Barton Interchange Royal Oak 10.3 miles View
B6276 Brough Middleton in Teesdale (S) 13.6 miles View
B6277 Alston Cross Lanes 32.9 miles View
B6278 Barnard Castle Shotley Bridge 30.4 miles View
B6279 Eggleston(SE) South Burdon 21.9 miles View
B6281 Mickleton(E) Egglestone 1.5 miles View
B6282 Middleton in Teesdale Shildon 22.7 miles View
B6284 Etherley Dene Newton Cap 1.2 miles View
B6286 Willington Toronto 3.3 miles View
B6287 Coundongate Ferryhill 4.8 miles View
B6288 Kirk Merrington Croxdale 3.7 miles View
B6290 Picktree Lane Blind Lane 0.46 miles View
B6291 Bowburn Thornley 4.4 miles View
B6295 Langley Copthill 15.1 miles View
B6296 Wolsingham Lanchester 9.2 miles View
B6297 Wolsingham (N) Tow Law 1.9 miles View
B6298 Stanley Crook Crook 2.5 miles View
B6299 Tow Law Willington 4.6 miles View
B6300 Brandon Sunderland Bridge 1.9 miles View
B6301 Tow Law Lanchester 6.7 miles View
B6302 Cornsay Colliery Durham 6.3 miles View
B6306 Hexham Edmundbyers 14.7 miles View
B6308 Medomsley Consett Bypass 2.5 miles View
B6309 Belsay (NW) Leadgate 23.5 miles View
B6310 Shotley Bridge Burnopfield 6.5 miles View
B6311 Tantobie Dipton 1.2 miles View
B6312 Plawsworth Witton Gilbert 2.8 miles View
B6313 Craghead Chester-le-Street 4.4 miles View
B6314 Rowlands Gill Burnopfield 1.3 miles View
B6322 Medomsley Road Durham Road 0.82 miles View
B6443 Newton Aycliffe Aycliffe Industrial Estate 1.9 miles View
B6444 Aycliffe Heighington 2.4 miles View
B6532 Stanley Durham 7.7 miles View     

Classified Unnumbered (Class III) Roads

Main Article: Durham Council (Class III roads)

For its Class III road network, Durham Council uses "C" prefixes. The numbering system is shared with Darlington Council as they were part of Durham until 1997.


Main Article: Durham Council (Junctions)

Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Durham Council (Crossings)


Durham Council
A67 • A68 • A167 • A177 • A179 • A181 • A182 • A183 • A688 • A689 • A690 • A691 • A692 • A693 • A694 • A1018 • A1052 • A1086 • A6072 • A6076 • B1198 • B1278 • B1279 • B1280 • B1281 • B1283 • B1284 • B1285 • B1287 • B1320 • B1404 • B1432 • B6168 • B6173 • B6274 • B6275 • B6276 • B6277 • B6278 • B6279 • B6281 • B6282 • B6284 • B6286 • B6287 • B6288 • B6290 • B6291 • B6295 • B6296 • B6297 • B6298 • B6299 • B6300 • B6301 • B6302 • B6306 • B6308 • B6309 • B6310 • B6311 • B6312 • B6313 • B6314 • B6322 (Consett) • B6443 • B6444 • B6532
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