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UK road A688.PNG
A688 road
Length (miles) 25.2
Length (km) 40.5
Direction South West - North East
Start Barnard Castle
Primary
destinations1
Bishop Auckland
End Byers Garth, near Sherburn Hospital
Construction ended Bowburn to Byers Garth section finished Oct 30 2008
Roads joined UK road A67.PNG A67 road
UK road A68.PNG A68 road
UK road A6072.PNG A6072 road
UK road A689.PNG A689 road
UK road A167.PNG A167 road
UK road A177.PNG A177 road
[ A⁠1 (M) ⁠] A1(M) motorway
UK road A181.PNG A181 road
Notes
  1. Primary destinations as specified by the Department for Transport.

The A688 is a road in County Durham in North East England.

It begins at the junction with the A67 road in Barnard Castle and continues in a north easterly direction for 25 miles (40 km), terminating at the A181 to the east of Durham City.

The road passes through the village of Staindrop, past Raby Castle through West Auckland, Bishop Auckland and on to Spennymoor. It then continues through the Thinford intersection with the A167 to Junction 61 of the A1(M) at Bowburn. The latest extension to the road from the A1(M) to the A181 was opened on 30 October 2008.[1]

The road is single-carriageway except for a short 800 m (870 yd) stretch of dual-carriageway at Spennymoor.

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