Roadworks, Closures and Diversions
also known as: Diversions, land slips, Repairs, Streetworks.
Use this page to find out information about Roadworks, Road Closures and Diversions in Northumberland.
Northumberland County Council now publish weekly bulletins that
will tell you every location where a road will be closed, or
temporary traffic management will be utilised whilst undertaking
essential maintenance works.
Unplanned emergency road closures
Sudden unplanned emergency road closures that are due to bad
weather (snow, ice, flooding etc) are displayed on our Alerts and
Reminders page and on our homepage.
Planned Maintenance - Roads
Severe Weather fund - allocation of £2.7million
Northumberland County Council has spelt out how it will spend
£2.7m in government funding to help with highways repair.
It follows the announcement in March by the Department for
Transport of additional funding specifically to help authorities
who have suffered severe flood damage to their local roads due to
the extreme wet and windy weather over the last winter.
The council will spend £1.2m on repairs to six major
- Sparty Lea, near Allenheads
- Hexham Tyne Bridge
- C324 at Eals
- Amble Promenade
- two public rights of way structures in the West Allen
The rest of the programme will be spent on the following
types of work:
- road micro surfacing within residential streets and surface
dressing for rural roads to improve long term resilience
- machine patching of strategic routes providing a permanent
repair or an intermediate repair to complement our current three
- resurfacing of unclassified roads, both residential and rural,
to reduce ongoing maintenance liabilities
- drainage repairs to improve the reliability and resilience of
our roads in future.
This work will be targeted at areas of most need and willbe
allocated across our three operational areas with the overall
amounts based on road valuation. We will spend the £0.6m in the
north, £0.5m in the west and £0.4m in the south east.
The Council has been allocated a total of £2,736,241. A large
proportion of this is based on formula with a smaller proportion
based on a bid to address the severe damage we have seen to roads,
bridges and structures across the county.
The programme that we have developed will ensure that we deliver
best value solutions, alongside existing planned expenditure to
undertake the various structural repairs that are required. These
repairs are in addition to current planned works and the already
approved additional revenue funding for the backlog of pothole
We are also preparing a bid in to the £168m Pothole Fund for
Highway Maintenance, for which the details were announced on the 25
April. A successful bid to this fund will complement the other
plans we have and enable us to make a significant improvement to
our network following the severe weather we have suffered over the
past few years.
Barry Rowland, Executive Director of Place at
Northumberland County Council said:
"This additional funding is very welcome, and confirms the need
for funding that we have demonstrated in our bids to
"It will enable the council to accelerate its work to repair
roads and structures which have been badly affected by extreme
"Like many local authorities we are having to deal with the
deterioration of highways due to unusually wet weather which has
caused tidal surges, high river levels and surface water damage.
This deterioration is compounded by long term underinvestment in
our highways, which we continue to lobby the Government about.
"The funding will allow works on roads, bridges and other
structures, as well as repairs to landslips. A programme of work
has been developed to address six major sites and this will be
complemented by other works to improve the resilience of all our
roads. We will be starting to roll this out at the earliest
"Like many authorities we have a backlog of repairs throughout
the county and are concerned about increased deterioration rates.
The council has therefore written to Patrick McLoughlin MP, the
Secretary of State for Transport, to describe the challenges we
face and seek his continued support and assistance in securing
Latest planned roadworks
If you would like to find out further information regarding any
forward-planned Roadworks on the Northumberland County Council
Highways Network then please click on any of the following
Clicking on the location name will show you a more detailed page
of information that includes a map showing the proposed diversion
around the road closure.
If you need further details about any closure, the member of
staff to contact is shown at the very bottom of the main list.
Requesting a road closure
All costs involved for both the closure and diversion signing
will have to be met by the person requesting the closure.
As there is a legal and consultative process to be undertaken,
at least 6 weeks notice of closure is required.
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
Fax Number: 01670 534142
How to contact us
a pothole or road maintenance problem
- If you have any problems or enquiries regarding streetworks or
delays on the roads then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alternatively you can telephone us on: 0845 600