Council earmarks £230,000 for Alnwick road and footpath schemes in provisional Local Transport Plan

Funding has been earmarked for several road and footpath projects in Alnwick.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 6:00 am
Funding has been earmarked for schemes on, clockwise from top left, Lisburn Street, Willowburn Avenue, Narrowgate and Victoria Terrace in Alnwick.
Funding has been earmarked for schemes on, clockwise from top left, Lisburn Street, Willowburn Avenue, Narrowgate and Victoria Terrace in Alnwick.

Northumberland County Council has allocated £18.5million in its draft Local Transport Plan for 2020/21.

Provisional priorities include an estimated £140,000 for carriagway repairs on Lisburn Street, £20,000 for a safe crossing point on Victoria Terrace and £20,000 for streetscape improvements on Narrowgate.

A further £50,000 has been earmarked for a new footpath from the St James’ Park roundabout towards Duchess’ Community High School.

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A footpath is planned on Willowburn Avenue. Picture: Google

The news was welcomed by members of Alnwick Town Council, although there was disappointment that hoped for junction improvements at Wagonway Road and South Road (Barter Books pedestrian entrance) were not included.

The three transport priorities submitted by the town council were the St James’ footpath, Wagonway Road junction and improved pedestrian crossings in the town centre.

The Local Transport Plan will go before Northumberland County Council’s Local Area Council for approval on Thursday.

Narrowgate.
Lisburn Street, Alnwick. Picture: Google