Roadworks Update and New Speed Limit

15 May 201811:00

The original repair and patching program has been completed, but the inspections within the area are continuing with quite a few areas of potholes marked up already, and there should be a further program of dressing and patching in the summer.  Two Committee members are meeting Glen Sanderson, the Environment and Local Services Cabinet member, along with Martin King also from Northumberland County Council, on the 1st June after which we are hopeful to provide residents with more specific plans.  Prior to this meeting, could residents please supply the Estate office with any particular areas of concern, i.e. dilapidated pavements and poor road surfaces?

Phase 3 of the re-surfacing of Middle Drive, which should have taken place last year, was deferred until after the School project, but the funding available has been retained to then incorporate work within Phase 4 plans.

With regards to the new Darras Hall Primary School, it has been confirmed that a plan has been submitted and approved by NCC and Ponteland Town Council, to implement a mandatory 20 mph speed limit around the school, i.e. Broadway and Middle Drive.  Affected parties are being consulted before this matter is finalised.