Roadworks, closures & diversions

Roadworks, closures & diversions

Here you will find information about roadworks, road closures and diversions in Northumberland.

Roadworks, closures & diversions

Find out live information on where roads are closed or diverted.

Northumberland County Council now publishes live information to You can find out where there will be temporary traffic management, and information about works being carried out around the county.

Search for a location or zoom in on an area on the map to find more detailed information, including proposed diversions. More detail about the works will be shown, including the dates along with the responsible party.

If you need further details about any of the works that appear on the live system, please call 0345 600 6400.

Sudden and/or unplanned emergency road closures due to bad weather (snow, ice, flooding etc.) are displayed on our alerts and reminders page and on our homepage.

Surface dressing 2017
Northumberland County Council are to undertake essential surface dressing works between the period May to August 2017. Surface dressing is a highway maintenance operation undertaken to extend the life of the carriageway surface and provide additional surface texture.
The works on individual sites will normally be carried out within 1 day however some of the larger schemes may take up to 4 days. During the site operations there may be minor delays experienced by road users however these will be kept to a minimum. On completion of the works advisory speed limit signs will be in operation until essential road sweeping has been completed.
Ref. Road No. Location. Length
P01 A68 Border Forest Holiday Park South 2640
P02 A698 Longridge 3000
P03 A1068 Red Row/West Chevington 815
P04 A689 Slaggyford to Halton le Gate 5136
P05 A697 Ford 1336
Ref. Road No. Location. Length
N01 C76 Littlemill to Hocket Well 1520
N02 B1339 Longhoughton 30 mph limits north to Howick jct. 960
N03 B1340 Bamburgh to Seahouses 3262
N04 U3033 Hazon 3860
N05 B6346 Eglingham Hall 2870
N06 B6348 Weetwood Road, Wooler 3280
N07 C90 Bridge of Aln to Garminedge Bank 2050
N08 C94 Bilton 1230
Ref. Road No. Location. Length
W02 U5003 Otterburn Camp 2710
W03 U8096 Temperley Grange 3100
W04 C265/C270 Kiln Pit Hill to Slaley 7040
W05 C265 Whittonstall to Kiln Pit Hill 3960
W06 B6342 Steel Rigg to Little Swinburn 3350
Ref. Road No. Location Length
S01 B1322 Backworth Lane, Seghill 700
S02 C110 Cresswell to Lynemouth 3225
Ref. Road No. Location Length
C01 C137 Burgham Road 4310
C02 U6004 A1 to Eshott 2300
C03 B6343 Dyke Neuk to Temple Thornton 2695
C04 C107 Chevington Moor Xroads North 2265
C05 C144 Stantonfence to Pigdon 1560
C07 C356 Berwick Hill to Horton Grange 4500
Ref. Road No. Location Length
R01 A696 Nr Ottercops Mast 2100
R02 A6079 Chollerton Edge 3000
R03 B6396 Mindrum crossroads to Scottish Border 3400
R04 U3014 Dunstan Steads 1105
R05 B1339 Longhoughton limits south to Boulmer Camp 1568
R06 B6525 North of Doddington 1562
R07 B6354 North of Duddo 1800
R08 C345 Heugh to Red House Farm 2490
R09 A695 Riding Mill Rbt to Stocksfield 1200
For additional information on the proposed surface dressing programme please contact the helpdesk on 0345 600 6400 or email
Requesting a Road Closure for Street Works

The cost for applying for the road closure notice is currently £1,200, which must be paid by the person requesting the notice. It is their responsibility to organise and pay for required traffic management. As there is a legal process to be undertaken, at least six weeks’ notice of closure is required.
Emergency closures are at a cost of £500


A request for a temporary traffic regulation order should be submitted to the Northumberland County Council streetworks team using the documentation below.

You can email or fax the application using the details below:


  • Fax: 01670 625560



Requesting a Road Closure for an Event



If you are organising a public event you can notify the Council by completing an Event Notification Form.  Due to the large numbers of people who may attend events such as fĂȘtes, sporting events, carnivals, etc the safety of the public and the environment is at risk if they’re not managed properly.


Northumberland County Council and partners (including Northumbria Police, North East Ambulance Service and Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service) are members of the Northumberland Safety Advisory Group (SAG).  Safety advisory group representatives consider event proposals and help assess the risks to the general public.


By completing this form, an assessment can be carried out to identify if a SAG would be appropriate and to identify if any licences or consents may be legally required to enable the event to take place.

For more information on the Safety Advisory, organising events and to download the Event Notification Form click here 

Completed Event Notification Forms are to be sent to


Road Closures for Events


If you require a road closure to enable your event to take place, a legal order is required to close the road. The following table provides information on the type of order applied and any associated charge;


Description of event

Legal Order


Public processions, rejoicings or illuminations

Town and Police Clauses Act 1847 - Section 21

Free of charge

Sporting event, social event or entertainment which is held on the highway


As part of the legal process the order is advertised once in the local press

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 - Section 16A


An event which takes place off the highway but a closure or restriction/prohibition is required on the highway in connection with the event


As part of the legal process for the order is advertised twice in the local press

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 - Section 14



If you are unsure of which order is required for your event please contact us on 01670 624143 or email us at


If you require a road closure, as well as completing an Event Notification Form, you will need to complete a Road Closure Application;

  • Application can be downloaded here
  • Guidelines for the application can be found here
Please submit this application along with your Event Notification Form.

Please note that a minimum of 6 weeks notice is required for all closure applications.

Contact us
  • If you have any problems or enquiries regarding streetworks or delays on the roads, then telephone us on 0345 6006400.