Improvements to Alnwick town centre and hundreds of thousands of pounds to repair bridges in north Northumberland are part of the Local Transport Plan for 2019-20.
The draft plan, which has been discussed at the five local area councils during February, is due to be finalised soon and sets out how £18.6million of government funding is to be spent in the county.
That overall figure is split into £2.4million for integrated transport schemes, £1.5million for maintenance of A-roads, £4.6million for maintenance of minor roads, a £2.5million surface-dressing programme, a £930,000 micro-surfacing programme, £2.2million for bridges and other structures, £860,000 for landslip works and £490,000 for public rights of way.
There is also £3.2million earmarked for general maintenance, with various pots available to use during the year across the county as and when it is required.
In terms of integrated transport schemes, in Alnwick, there’s £20,000 to provide level surfaces on a pedestrian route on The Cobbles plus another £20,000 to continue design work and consultation on potential schemes for town-centre streetscape improvements, incorporating Narrowgate and Bondgate Within.
There’s £5,000 for the first phase of replacing the steps with a ramp to provide disabled access to the footbridge at Steppey Lane in Lesbury and £35,000 to complete the creation of a footway at Craster Tower.
Also for pedestrians, there’s £70,000 for a new footway linking Greyfield Estate to Woodsteads and at Dovecote Close in Embleton, £76,000 for a new footway between the Collingwood Arms and the bridge in Cornhill and £5,000 for a footway on Eglingham Bridge.
There’s also £5,000 for the first phase of a crossing on Victoria Terrace in Alnwick, £2,000 for new bus stops in Hadston, £20,000 for various works – agreed following public consultation – in Boulmer and £5,000 for phase one of potential improvements to the B6344 Black Burn Bridge, near Rothbury.
Traffic-calming measures are planned at Christon Bank (£50,000) and Percy Drive in Amble (£5,000), while £330,000 is assigned to improve safety at high-risk sites and this is set to include three sections of the A697.
In the bridges programme, £250,000 is earmarked for phase one of re-waterproofing and refurbishment of Berwick Old Bridge, £300,000 for the strengthening/refurbishment of Ford Bridge and £100,000 for similar works at Holburn.
Here are the rest of the proposals for north Northumberland:
A697 north of Fishersteads – £200,000
Ord Road, Tweedmouth (drainage channel) – £90,000
A1167 Golden Square, Berwick – £180,000
A1167 Sunnyside, Tweedmouth (footway) – £30,000
Minor roads maintenance
B6341 North of Hepplewoodside bridge – £90,000
B6353 Lowick to Fenwick – £110,000
B6345 Adj. to Acklington Mart – £60,000
C182 Whitton Bank Road, Rothbury – £45,000
B1330 Togston Road, Togston – £70,000
B6470 Norham to Salutation Inn – £90,000
C99 Church Street, Amble – £100,000
B6346 Market Street, Alnwick – £60,000
U111 Union Brae, Tweedmouth (footway) – £35,000
U3142 Alwynside, Alnwick – £70,000
C172 Farnham Moor to Sharperton – £100,000
U3043 Dial Place, Warkworth – £35,000
C390 Newton Hall to The Chesters, Swarland – £80,000
C78 Littlehoughton village – £60,000
B1342 Station Road, Belford Station (footway) – £50,000
U3142 St Thomas Crescent, Alnwick – £100,000
C426 Billendean Terrace, Spittal Phase 1 – £150,000
U3020 Crowlea Road, Longhoughton – £30,000
U3147 Beech Estate, Shilbottle – £35,000
A698 Donaldsons Lodge to Cornhill – £60,000
C176 Snitter to TrewhittHall – £91,000
C90 Lemmington Bank to Battle Bridge – £80,000
C20 East Learmouth to Mindrum – £60,000
B1340 Lamberts Lonnen to Christon Bank – £40,000
C80 Denwick to Peppermoor – £55,000
C8 Salutation Inn to Shoresdean – £65,000
C11 Grindon – £45,000
B6525 Ancroft to Oxford – £90,000
B1339 Embleton North Farm to B1340 junct – £35,000
B6341 Bilsmoor Bank to Elsdon – £50,000
B6341 Broomhouse Roundabout to Heiferlaw Bank – £75,000
B6341 Thropton to Flotterton – £85,000
C95 Eastfields Hall to Warkworth Station – £28,000
A1068 Percy Drive Rbt, Amble to Togston East Farm – £80,000
U116 Hiveacres, East Ord – £40,000
B6345 Acklington Village – £33,000
C68 Main Street, North Sunderland – £55,000
U116 Goldstone, East Ord – £35,000
U109 West End/Blakewell Road, Tweedmouth – £20,000
U2026 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses – £25,000
B6351 west of Westnewton (haunch failure/retaining wall movement) – £30,000
B6353 Lowick to Fenwick (verge erosion) – £300,000
B6341 Rothbury to Thropton (haunch failure) – £150,000
Public rights of way
Alnwick – Peter’s Mill bridge refurbishment – £10,000
Berwick – New road path surface improvement – £25,000
Rothbury – Lover’s Walk revetment and surface improvements – £30,000
Warkworth – Riverside surface improvements/revetment work – £10,000
Ben O'Connell, Local Democracy Reporting Service