Section of town road now clear

There had been disruption for motorists using Dark Lane in Morpeth since January because of the works, but the stretch of road is now clear.
There had been disruption for motorists using Dark Lane in Morpeth since January because of the works, but the stretch of road is now clear.

Roadworks on Dark Lane in Morpeth, which were required for a sewer upgrade project, are no longer in place.

Northumbrian Water is installing a new foul (household waste) sewer to provide a new drainage connection for on-going and proposed schemes to the north and west of the town centre.

It has completed all of the drainage work along Dark Lane and into St George’s access road and all of the traffic management, signage, machinery and fencing were removed by last Thursday afternoon.

In addition, the pedestrian crossing has been re-opened.

A spokeswoman for the company said: “As part of the project, we still have construction work to complete within St George’s hospital grounds, up at the pumping station at the new Fairmoor roundabout and a very small piece of drainage work near Gas House Lane.

“Linden Homes’ contractor, Lumsden and Carroll, will be continuing with drainage work by St George’s access road for the foreseeable future.

“They intend to go from our completed work up past the entrance to the health centre over a number of weekends to minimise disruption and they do not anticipate the need for further traffic management on Dark Lane.

“We would like to thank residents for their patience, understanding and support while we have been carrying out this necessary work.”