ROAD: Delighted that it’s going ahead

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Last autumn, I attended one of the consultation evenings regarding the preferred route for the A1 in the Northumberland road improvement programme.

I filled up my questionnaire and posted it to Leeds.

You can imagine my delight when an envelope came through my door informing me that due to the high number of responses to the consultation, assessment work is still ongoing and an announcement of the preferred route will be made later this year.

This contradicts reports of cancellation.

I just hope that in view of the two fatal accidents on the existing Felton to Alnwick A1, money can also be found to upgrade these junctions to the high standards shown for the new proposed road.

David Rixon,

Newton on the Moor