Councillor urges residents to register concerns about proposed road closure.
December 6, 2023
With just five days left for members of the public to register their opinion about proposals to permanently close a major route out of Cramlington, a local councillor is urging people to take part in the online survey as a matter of urgency.
Northumberland County Council is formulating plans for the long-awaited Blyth Relief Road scheme to relieve pressure on the entry and exit routes to the town, and the plans involve closing the slip road onto the A189 north of Cramlington.
This would force Cramlington drivers heading to Newcastle or North Tyneside to either head south into the town or drive north to join the road south at Blyth.
Councillor Wayne Daley, who represents Cramlington North ward, thanked residents who attended recent consultation events in the town but asked for more local people to voice their opinion about the proposals.
Cllr Daley said: “The relief road is needed but these current plans will have a huge impact on the north of the town. I want the planners to keep the slip road open, paint chevrons and improve the signage.
“There are just a few days left before the consultation closes so I’m asking local people to please, log on now and make your views known.”
“I have been told that the slip road does not need to close and keeping it open will have no impact on the wider scheme. In addition there have been no accidents on that slip road for 5 years – so why close it?”
The online survey, which closes on December 11, can be accessed here: https://haveyoursay.northumberland.gov.uk/transport/blyth-relief-road/consultation/subpage.2023-10-23.1737647522/