Details of transport projects for 2019-20 in south-east Northumberland

Pothole patching
Pothole patching

Improvements to Blyth town centre and the installation of a new roundabout in Cramlington 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, there’s £110,000 for the first phase of streetscape and parking improvements in Blyth’s Bowes Street, £190,000 to install a roundabout at the Forum Way junction in Cramlington as well as £5,000 to review two of the Manor Walks junctions – Dudley Lane and Station Road.

Elsewhere, there’s £50,000 for a zebra crossing in Links Road, Blyth, £5,000 for the first phase of a pedestrian refuge and parking restrictions in Long Park, Newbiggin, £5,000 for the first phase of upgrading the path from Linton to Ellington and £10,000 for the first phase of works to improve pedestrian links from Cresswell village to the car park, to include measures to stop vergeside parking.

There are also plans for traffic-calming measures in High Market, Ashington (£50,000) and Plessey Road, Blyth (£50,000), plus a further £50,000 to tackle issues at the A1147/C403 junction – the Lord Barrington corner on Half Moon Street in Stakeford, where a car crashed into a house in October.

In the bridges programme, there’s £500,000 for strengthening/refurbishment of the Klondyke underbridge at Cramlington, £200,000 for similar works for Lynemouth road and rail and £5,000 for Ashington Station railway as well as £75,000 for a weight restriction at East Sleekburn.

Here are the rest of the proposals for south-east Northumberland:

A-roads maintenance

A1172 Fisher Lane Rbt to Beacon Lane Rbt, Cramlington – £150,000

A193 Bebside Road phase two – £220,000

A1068 south of Plessey Checks roundabout (southbound) – £180,000

A196 North Seaton Road, Ashington – £100,000

Minor roads maintenance

U6714 by Josephine Butler School, Ashington – £100,000

U6704 Alexandra Road, Ashington Phase 2 – £80,000

U6701 Wansbeck Road, Ashington – £90,000

U6520 Sea Crest Road, Newbiggin Phase 2 – £80,000

B1523 Newcastle Road, New Delaval (footway) – £50,000

U9704 Malvins Road, Blyth – £80,000

U6703 College Road, Ashington (footway) – £30,000

C410 Newsham Road, Blyth – £50,000

U6715 Manley View, North Seaton Phase 2 – £110,000

U9552 Nelson Avenue, Cramlington – £96,500

B1326 East Cramlington to Wheatfields rbt – £60,000

U9539 Barrass Avenue, Seghill – £60,000

U6543 North Ridge, Bedlington – £50,000

C420 exit road (west), Nelson Ind Est rbt, Cramlington – £40,000

B1331 Stead Lane, Bedlington Phase 1 – £80,000

Surface dressing

A192 Hartford village north to Station Road – £40,000

B1505 Bog Houses – £60,000

Micro surfacing

U6533 Moorhouse Lane, Ashington – £20,000

U9510 Ingram Drive, Blyth – £35,000

U6701 Blackthorn Way, Ashington Phase 2 – £30,000

U9522 Benridge Park, New Delaval – £25,000

U6516 Carlton Grove, Ashington – £30,000

U6533 Scoular Drive, North Seaton – £15,000

U6519 Argyle Terrace, Newbiggin – £15,000

U9549 Doddington Drive, Cramlington – £30,000

U9573 Totnes Drive area, Cramlington – £85,000

U6539 The Wynding, Bedlington – £55,000

U9556 Huntingdon / Hazelmere Crescent, Cramlington – £25,000

U6058 Oakland Terrace, Lynemouth – £47,000

Ben O'Connell, Local Democracy Reporting Service