Chester-le-Street Heritage Group

The underpass which runs beneath the A167 dual carriageway leading pedestrians safely from ‘The Greens’ to ‘The Riverside Park’ has been given a makeover by a Team of 14 young people working with the Prince’s Trust.

The Team aged between 16 and 25 are currently unemployed and not receiving education or training, but are on a programme to enhance their skills and chances of employment.

As part of the programme they were required to complete a project that can be seen to benefit the local community and chose to brighten up the underpass with a mural of their own design.

As well as deciding on a project and planning how it was to be carried out, they also had to raise the money that was necessary to pay for the materials and paint needed to complete the artwork.

 A167 Underpass gets a makeover

A view of the underpass on approach

Various views of the artwork