Northumberland County Council
Northumberland County Council carries out
planned inspections of all adopted roads with additional ad-hoc
inspections being undertaken following reports of damage.
Any repairs considered necessary are carried
out within timescales determined by risk assessment, based on the
type of road, the amount of traffic using the road and the nature
and extent of the defect.
The Highway Agency
The Highways Agency look after trunk roads,
that is the A1, A19 and A69, through a range of partnerships with
service providers, namely AONE and RoadLink.
Reporting a problem
To report a road defect, please contact us on
0845 6006400. or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with as much detail as possible about the defect. This is also
the number to be used for reporting defects on the
Potholes on A1 or A19
Both the A1 and A19 within Northumberland are the responsibility
of the Highways Agency. We do not plough or grit these roads.
You can contact the highways agency as follows:
We inspect every adopted highway on a regular
basis. Any area of road or pavement which the inspector thinks is
or may become an imminent danger to road users or a pedestrian is
noted and a repair arranged.
If during this inspection any streets are
judged to need more extensive treatment they are listed and their
condition is further assessed at a later date.
Each year we carry out surveys to assess the
condition of the roads and pavements, in accordance with national
standards. This then provides us with the information needed to
draw up the Council's annual structural maintenance programme.
The Council has a responsibility to keep the
roads and footpaths safe to use.
The Council arranges grass cutting in-house or
via external contractors. Funding is allocated annually through the
routine highways maintenance budget to ensure that grass cutting is
continued throughout the growing season.
In rural areas, a number of grass verges have
rare or endangered species of flora/fauna and here the grass
cutting regime is tailored to suit, to help promote and encourage