Drivers advised of Longframlington repair works

17 Oct 2017

Drivers are being advised of essential repair works taking place in Longframlington next week.

Starting on October 23, the road repairs are part of this year’s £23m Local Transport Plan investment programme being carried out by the County Council.

Due to the narrow stretch of the A697 through the village, the council has no alternative but to temporarily close Front Street, Longframlington to safely carry out the works.

A diversion of the A697 via Weldon Bridge -  Rothbury - New Moor House  will be in place for the first three days of the scheme from 7.30am to 7pm.

From Monday, October 23 there will be a daytime road closure from 7.30am to 7pm for three days, with the diversion in place during these times. The works have been scheduled for this period to avoid winter weather on the diversion and at a time when school and commuter traffic is minimised due to the holiday period.

The remaining work scheduled for Thursday 26th and Friday 27th, south of the Rothbury Road junction, will be carried out under two way traffic lights, weather permitting.

Local residents and businesses have been made aware of the works as well as access arrangements for their homes and premises.

Councillor Glen Sanderson, Cabinet member for Environment and Local Services, said: “We are spending millions this year improving our road network across the county but inevitably there will be some disruption while the work is carried out.

“We appreciate there is a significant diversion and are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause drivers, however the work will be done as quickly as possible to minimise disruption.

“Businesses in the village remain open and the village itself can still be accessed, but with no through traffic.

“I’d also like to thank local residents and drivers in advance of the works for their understanding while these essential repair works are carried out.”