Drivers warned of one-way changes

UTILITY works in Morpeth town centre are moving across the street.

And as a result, motorists will notice some small changes to the way traffic will be directed along the one-way system.

Having received confirmation of the water quality, Northumbrian Water has been busy transferring connections to the new water main on the north side of Bridge Street.

All transfers are due to be complete by tomorrow and attention will switch to the south side of the road. In advance of this, some work will be taking place on the footpaths today.

Of the system alterations, a Northumberland County Council spokeswoman said: “In order to accommodate work to some pipes across the road at the end of Telford Bridge, there will be some amendments to the current temporary traffic management.

“Although there will be some changes, these will minor and while traffic will be using a different part of the road, drivers will still turn left or continue straight on in the same manner as at present.

“Early next week, advance warning signs will be erected to inform people of proposed changes to the traffic management around Stanley Terrace. Full details will be provided next week.

“The council wishes to stress to local residents and visitors that it is business as usual in the town and they can come and enjoy a visit for shopping or leisure at any time.”

Northumbrian Water needed to upgrade a 300-metre section of water pipe in Bridge Street as it was in a poor structural condition.

Meanwhile, junction improvements are being carried out around St George’s United Reformed Church as part of Dransfield Properties’ works.