Work earmarked for worst road

WORK will soon be under way to improve a stretch of road judged to be the worst in Britain for potholes.

Northumberland County Council has received a large number of complaints about the amount of dangerous holes on the B6343 between Morpeth and Cambo, which goes through Mitford, Hartburn and Scots Gap.

And last month the road was chosen by car warranty company Warranty Direct as having the biggest pothole problem in the major road category.

The authority has now identified resurfacing works for the western end of the road near Cambo and these will be carried out in the next few weeks.

In addition, resources have been put in place to carry out significant patching works, starting from the Morpeth end of the road, and these will continue throughout the next month.

Western Area Manager for Highways and Neighbourhood Services Richard Hayes said: “The road is used by a large number of cyclists and we liaise with the cycling community to ensure any reported defects are made safe within 24 hours of notification.

“We welcome receiving reports of defects from members of the public and would wish them to contact us either by calling 0845 6006400 or via our website — www.northumberland.gov.uk”