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Planned roadworks in the North East

New and ongoing road improvements are planned by Highways England over the coming week.

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The A1 where it becomes single carriageway at Felton.

MP rejects doubts cast over A1 dualling in Northumberland

A question mark over the dualling of the A1 has been rejected by Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan as ‘dangerous scaremongering’.

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Crossing South Road in Alnwick.

Work to take place to help improve pedestrian safety

Work will take place next week on improvements for pedestrians in Alnwick.

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A Northern Rail pacer train.

Union welcomes MPs’ support for Northern Rail guard campaign

Rail union RMT has welcomed a motion tabled in Parliament by MPs from across the north which supports the campaign for guards to be retained on every Northern train.

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Routes to avoid next week

Roadworks on major roads this week in Northumberland and beyond

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1, A19 and other major roads in the North East this week.
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White lines on the side of the carriageway are a really good help in the dark, especially in bad weather, but they need to be kept clean.

When safety features turn to hazards

Roadworks are a major irritant for drivers, who sometimes show their impatience.

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Paul Johnson

Berwick man dies in three-vehicle A1 accident

A 31-year-old Berwick man was killed in a fatal road accident on the A1 at Burnmouth in the early hours of Saturday morning.
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Planned roadworks for the North East

Planned roadworks for the North East

Highways England has a number of planned roadworks in the North East over the coming week.

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The unveiling of the new signs at Morpeth bus station.

New digital signs at Morpeth bus station

New digital signs at Morpeth bus station should make life easier for travellers, amid efforts to provide real-time travel information across the North East.

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The stretch of the B6344 road near Crag End which was closed by the landslip.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Further works to B6344 after JCB crash in January

Motorists using the B6344 to and from Rothbury can now expect the disruption to continue into next month thanks to a three-week closure.

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Coun Kate Cairns with her bicycle in Longhoughton where she wants to introduce cycle lanes and reduce the speed limit through the centre of the village.  Picture by Jane Coltman

Public meeting to take place to discuss traffic-calming proposals

A public meeting is being held to discuss traffic-calming proposals in Longhoughton, including the introduction of a 20mph zone.

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The scene of the crash. Picture by Robbie Burn

Signs showing A697 accident rate proposed

A road-safety campaigner has suggested installing signs along the A697 to flag up accident figures on the notorious road, after yet another crash.

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Aln Valley Railway representative Mike Christian at Lionheart Station in Alnwick.

Heritage railway nets major funding boost

A heritage railway development has scooped a huge funding boost, which will help it purchase more than £70,000 of track and edge it closer to completion.

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Chris Grayling. Picture by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Hopes of A1 dualling to the border raised again

Fresh hope has been given that the remaining 25 miles of single carriageway on the A1, from Ellingham to Berwick, could be dualled.

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Roadworks on the A1 in Northumberland last year. 
Picture by Jane Coltman

Roadworks on the North East’s trunk roads this week

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in Northumberland and North Tyneside this week.

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The one-way system in Alnmouth. Picture by Jane Coltman

Collecting local views on Alnmouth’s trial traffic measures

The views of residents in Alnmouth are to be sought before revised proposals for the new traffic and parking system in the village are drawn up.

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An all-electric bus in Croydon. These will gradually take over from the hybrid buses, which will then be cascaded to other areas.

Switching on to wholly electric buses

Regular readers of this column know that the writer is in favour of railway electrification.

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Traffic-calming measures on the road into Bamburgh.  Picture by Jane Coltman

New traffic-calming measures in Bamburgh

Motorists travelling through Bamburgh are getting to grips with new traffic-calming measures on the entrances to the village.

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Children crossing South Road in Alnwick.

Lights-controlled crossing for major route in Alnwick

Work is set to start on a new pedestrian crossing on South Road in Alnwick next week.

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Roadworks are planned this week.

Roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 this week.

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