Road repairs across county following major wet weather over winter

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Details have been revealed for Northumberland County Council’s extensive repair programme following the damage inflicted on the county’s highways network by record-breaking wet weather over the winter.

It is being funded by the Government’s Department for Transport, which allocated £14.6million towards repair costs in the area after the authority submitted a bid for £24.3million.

A map showing where repairs will be carried out in the central area of Northumberland.

A map showing where repairs will be carried out in the central area of Northumberland.

This is in addition to the £1.1million already assigned to the council towards pothole repair costs over the current financial year.

Road repairs will be carried out in the following locations: High Park, Morpeth (U6017), Hebron Road (B1337), Berwick Hill Road (C356), Stamfordham Road/Throckley Fell (C343), Burgham Road (C137) and the road from Lynemouth to Cresswell (C110).

Works will also take place to repair the damaged retaining wall below Carlisle Weir in Morpeth.

The full list of projects, including the priority schemes in the north and west areas of the county, are available at www.northumberland.gov.uk/flood-repairs and there will be regular updates as work progresses.