Lane restrictions will be in place on Newport Bridge from Tuesday (July 7) until the end of August so the final sections of paintwork can be completed.
The excellent weather over the last week has meant the works can be re-sequenced so the final sections of repainting can begin earlier than expected.
The inside lanes will be closed so the painting of the inward facing sections of the bridge arches can start.
Once the arches are finished the 80 year old Grade II listed structure will have been fully repaired and repainted.
The central lanes will remain open in both directions and access for cyclists and pedestrians will also be maintained on the footway.
Meanwhile, the A1032 which runs across Newport Bridge will be closed between 8pm and 6am until mid-July so the remaining scaffolding can continue to be removed.
Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, Councillor David Rose, said: “I’m pleased to see the final touches being made to one of our Borough’s most famous landmarks.
“The Grade II listed structure is a vital commuter route so it is important that it is properly repaired and repainted to make it safe to use with minimal disruption for many years to come.”