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.

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 links. 

Road closures/restrictions

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.

Road Closed Sign

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 below.

Fax Number: 01670 534142

How to contact us

5Report a pothole or road maintenance problem
  • If you have any problems or enquiries regarding streetworks or delays on the roads then please email
  • Alternatively you can telephone us on: 0845 600 6400
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