Image demonstrating Haydon Bridge improvement works

Haydon Bridge improvement works

Work on one of the Tyne’s crossings will be taking place across the summer holidays.

The bridge expansion joints on the Haydon Bridge ‘New Bridge’ within the village will be replaced and the road and footpaths resurfaced.

The works will start on August 5 and are expected to continue until September 8, with works being carried out between 7am and 4pm. Throughout the whole four-week period it will be necessary to close the bridge 24-hours a day. 

For pedestrians this will mean using the nearby ‘Old Bridge’. Vehicles will be diverted via the A69.

The bus stops outside the Community Centre that cater for the 685 service between Newcastle and Carlisle will be relocated to a temporary bus stop on John Martin Street near the public conveniences for the duration of the works.

Councillor Glen Sanderson, Cabinet Member for Environment and Local Services, said: “The work is another part of our annual investment in our road network and will see improvements to the surface of the bridge and the underlying structure.

“We’d like to thank the local community and everyone who uses this bridge for their understanding while the scheme is underway.”
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