Resurfacing work to start on heavily-criticised road in Northumberland town

Major resurfacing work will start tomorrow on a stretch of road which has been heavily criticised by motorists for its poor condition.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 21st February 2016, 3:56 pm
Updated Sunday, 21st February 2016, 5:00 pm
The new roundabout outside of Coquet Grange, Amble, and the uneven temporary road surface on the A1068.
The new roundabout outside of Coquet Grange, Amble, and the uneven temporary road surface on the A1068.

The repairs will take place along the A1068 in Amble, outside of Persimmon Homes' Coquet Grange housing development, where a new roundabout has also been constructed.

The current situation: A ramp, where the temporary road surface meets the existing road.

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The resurfacing works will last for up to a week and drivers are being urged to find an alternative route.

Last week, a Northumberland County Council spokesman said that the resurfacing of that section of the road had been delayed due to bad weather, but the contractor had since been instructed to make any necessary repairs to the road surface as soon as possible.

The current situation: A ramp, where the temporary road surface meets the existing road.