Highway improvement work in Morpeth

30 Sep 2017

During the week beginning 2nd October Northumberland County Council will be making highway improvements in parts of Morpeth, with work taking place overnight to minimise disruption.

As part of phases 2 and 3 of the Morpeth Cycleway scheme there will be further work on and around the Mafeking roundabout, between Shields Road and Castle Bank.  This will include upgrading road markings.  

Work will take place overnight, between 7pm and 6am, and will be done under two way traffic lights.  It is due to start on Monday 2nd October and take up to a week.

The council is also going to repair and resurface the road from the mini-roundabout to the north of Telford Bridge, east to the traffic lights outside St George’s Church.

There will be a partial closure of the road, two-way traffic lights and a diversion around the town when required.  Work is due to start on Tuesday 3rd October and take up to three nights, and will be overnight working - from 7pm until 6am.

In addition to this work there will also be footpath improvements under the railway bridge on Shields Road.  This is not part of the cycle scheme but the council is taking the opportunity to carry out this work at the same time - to avoid further disruption in the future.

The Morpeth Cycleway scheme itself is part of wider work throughout the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area to improve sustainable travel options at key transport gateways.  

The approaches to Morpeth station were identified as a location where infrastructure for cyclists should be improved, and the work also aims to help pedestrians and other road users on the Stobhill approach to Morpeth.  It is being implemented by the council and has been funded by through the North East LEP from the Local Growth Fund, part of the North East Growth Deal.