A1 roadworks due to finish

THE A1 between Alnwick and Shilbottle is finally set to get back to normal next week after roadworks lasting more than a year.

The work, which started last October, was due to be finished in the summer but problems with unforseen additional work to the bridge and bad weather during the winter delayed it.

But the road is expected to be back to normal on Wednesday, with the contra-flow system due to be removed this week.

Shaun Cullumbine, Highways Agency project manager said: “We are pleased to announce that the A1 works between Alnwick and Shilbottle will be finished later this month and that the road will be back to normal by November 23.”

“From around November 15 the contra-flow system that is currently in place will be changed to a simple right hand lane closure and full access to Alnwick should also be restored by November 15.”