Councillors agree transport items wishlist to county

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PRIORITIES for action to improve facilities for pedestrians and motorists in two areas of Northumberland have been identified.

Authorities are submitting their preferred items to be installed or addressed to the county council to help it put together its Local Transport Plan for 2014/15.

Ponteland Town Council’s top potential project is the provision of dropped kerbs from the Diamond Inn to Prestwick Cemetery on the east bound pavement.

The others are the formalisation of a footpath between Ladywell Way and Kirkley Drive and the installation of a double sided traffic light outside the Diamond Inn on the junction of Main Street and Eland Lane to improve the visibility of the signals for drivers travelling north through Ponteland.

On the reserve list, the first item is dropped kerbs on both sides of West Road near to the park entrance, as many as 10 on North Road up to the speed limit sign if required and two at Woodside and Eastern Way.

Also included is the installation of a street light on the footpath between Kirkley Drive and the medical centre and street lights on roads without footpaths at Greenacres, Hill Park, Hillside, Lynwood Close, Marian Way, Pinegarth and Woodend.

Councillors then chose Middle Drive as the area most in need of a length of road resurfacing.

Pegswood Parish Council has asked for two items on Longhirst Road – improved street lighting in the vicinity of the first school and the installation of risk reduction measures at the junctions of Langwell Terrace and Bertram Place.

Its other priority is an interactive speed indicator sign on Front Street covering the bridge over the railway line.