Roadworks, closures & diversions

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

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

Northumberland County Council now publishes information to an online system called One.Network - if you are looking for information on roadworks, please click on the link below: 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, zoom in on an area on the map to find more detailed information, including proposed diversions, are search for an area in the search bar in the top left corner of the screen. 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.

The cost for applying for the road closure notice is currently £1,400, 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 £550

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:




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 fêtes, 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

For sporting event, social event or entertainment which is held on the highway and causes minimal disruption to road users 

This will not be advertised in press and is at the discretion of Northumberland County Council

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 - Section 16A

(admin fee)

For sporting event, social event or entertainment which is held on the highway and causes disruption to road users 

Advertised once in the local press to alert road users

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 this 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 620500 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;

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.

Also please note that it is the responsibility of the event organiser to contact either their chosen traffic management company or the respective Northumberland County Council traffic management ofiicer in order to arrange traffic management for a road closure.

Northumberland County Councils Traffic Management Officers are as follows;
North/South East - Kevin Scott
West/Central - Andy Murgatroyd

​The Northumberland County Council Street Works Permit Scheme has now been in operation since February 2020. Please find below a review of the first year. 

Click here to view the NCC streetworks Permit Scheme year one review.
Most of our residents use our highway network on a daily basis, through activities such as driving to work, walking to school, accessing local services and cycling around our beautiful countryside. This network is over 5,200 km long and valued at over £5.8 billion and we want this extensive asset to support our corporate commitments in ensuring that everyone can: 
  • feel safe, valued, and part of their community 
  • live in distinctive vibrant places, which they value and in which they feel proud 
  • easily get to work, to learning, and to access the various facilities and services they want to use
Street and roadworks carried out by works promoters (including work by utility companies, developers and maintenance work by the local authority) can cause significant disruption. Currently, there is a system in place whereby works promoters give notice to the local authority to carry out their works on the highway.
Under the permit scheme, works promoters will book time on the highway network by applying for a permit prior to carrying out any works.  The permit scheme enables the local authority to effectively manage and coordinate essential street and roadworks.
The aims of the permit scheme are to:
  • reduce occupation of the highway for both street and highway works in order to minimise disruption to the travelling public
  • improve compliance with the relevant codes of practice and conditions
  • ensure accurate information is available to the public through improved quality of information received from all works promoters
  • ensure all works promoters are treated fairly and with parity
  • encourage collaborative working between all works promoters
In addition, national statutory guidance for all permit schemes in England can be found on GOV.UK.

Please see below the key documents from the implementation process:

The council also undertook a traffic sensitivity review prior to the implementation of the scheme.  

The below attachments detail the Council's agreed traffic sensitive streets: 

If you have any queries, please click here to email the Streetworks team 
  • If you have any problems or enquiries regarding streetworks or delays on the roads, then telephone us on 0345 6006400.
Streetworks Privacy Statement

Please find attached the Streetworks-Privacy-Notice
Please find information about the 2020 Summer resurfacing programme below

Road No. Location.
B6342 Matfen Village North
C224/C211 Kirkheaton to B6309 junct
C340 Harwood Gate to Rothley Crossroads
C343 Stamfordham to Fenwick
U9022 Standing Stone to West Moorhouses
B6528 Houghton Moor
B6306 Linnels Farm to Wooley jnct
B6305 Low Gate to West Nubbock
A686 Herd House to County Boundary
A689 Whitwham Farm to Slaggyford Village
B6318 Greenhead to Gilsland
B6318 Stanegate to Milecastle Inn
B6320 Chollerford to Keeper Shields
C219 Humshaugh Village
C220 Dalla Bank to A6079
A68 Chantry Farm jnct to Stagshaw Rndbt
  Bradley Fell Road, Kyo Bog Lane, Greenside
C308 Pennyfine Road, Sunniside
C317 Rockcliffe Way, Eighton Banks
C395 East Cramlington Bends
B1326 Bothal Bank to A1068 Sheepwash Road
B1337 Ulgham to Widdrington Station
B6320 Woodpark to Whitewall Nook
C202 Redesmouth Village to Bellingham
A68 Horsley to Redesdale
B6341 Bilsmoor Bank to Elsdon
B6341 Thropton to Flotterton
C33 Pawston to Scottish Border
C1 Norham to Norham West Mains
C1 A698 to East Mains
C178 Whittingham 30 limits to The Avenue, Callaly
C90 Garmentedge Bank Top to Battle Bridge
C80 Denwick to Peppermoor
C94 Bilton Bank
C390 Swarland to Newton Hall
C106 North End Longframlington to Alnwick Ford
C145 Longwitton to Netherwitton
B6524 Gubeon to Whalton Village
C347 Limestone Lane, Ponteland

Project Location Start Date Finish Date
HI201247 Windburgh Drive, Cramlington 26/05/20 28/05/20
HI201244 Garforth/Glencoe/Gresham, Cramlington 29/05/20 02/06/20
HW203119 Balfour Street, Blyth 03/06/20 03/06/20
HW203121 Winchester Avenue, Blyth 03/06/20 03/06/20
HI201242 Haydon Road, Ashington 04/06/20 08/06/20
HI201240 Front Street, Newbiggin 09/06/20 09/06/20
HI201236 Darras Road, Darras Hall 10/06/20 13/06/20
HI201237 Eastern Way, Darras Hall 14/06/20 14/06/20
HI201243 Chester Grove, Seghill 15/06/20 16/06/20
HI201235 Percy Road, Shilbottle 17/06/20 17/06/20
HI201234 Chatton village 17/06/20 19/06/20