Another chance to have your say on A1 plans in Northumberland

The options for improvements north of Ellingham.
The options for improvements north of Ellingham.

Another series of events to get public feedback on planned improvements to the A1 in Northumberland is taking place later this month.

The Highways England project team will be on hand at the events to answer questions.

Nanette Hoyle, A1 in Northumberland project manager, said: “Highways England is proposing to upgrade the A1 in Northumberland to dual carriageway standard between Morpeth and Felton and Alnwick and Ellingham, creating a continuous dual carriageway from Newcastle to Ellingham.

“In addition to this, we are also proposing several improvements north of Ellingham such as junction improvements and overtaking sections.

“A consultation period will run from November 14 to December 23 with a series of events in the local area.

“We hope that local people and businesses will participate in the consultation and share their views on the proposals. This will enable us to take into account the needs of local road users when developing the proposals.”

Events take place at the Northumberland Hall in Alnwick on Friday, November 18, from 12pm to 7pm, and Saturday, November 19, from 10am to 5pm.

The consultation roadshow moves on to The Maltings in Berwick on Wednesday, November 23, from 11am to 7pm.

It will be at Morpeth Masonic Hall on Thursday, November 24, from 11am to 6pm.

It then moves on to Felton Village Hall on Friday, November 25, from 11am to 7pm, and Bell View in Belford on Saturday, November 26, from 10am to 5pm.

The public is welcome to attend any of the consultation events. Alternatively, visit www.highways.gov.uk/A1in Northumberland for more information about the proposals.