Draft plans for local traffic rules

A REVIEW of traffic regulation orders (TROs) in Northumberland has now moved to the south east of the county.

The review, which started last year, is to make sure that lines and signs on the county’s roads are correct and in good condition.

Northumberland County Council’s road safety team are using the latest GPS technology to collect detailed information on the areas covered by TROs.

These include the colour, width and type of existing lines, as any lines or signs associated with TROs that are considered to be incorrect or damaged, which must be replaced or repaired.

This process has resulted in two new composite orders in south east Northumberland, which have been put out for consultation.

The orders cover the areas of Ashington, Bedlington, Blyth, Cramlington, Guide Post, Hartford Bridge, Newbiggin, Seaton Delaval, Seaton Sluice, Seghill and Stakeford.

Although TROs, which create local traffic rules are not being changed, they are being consolidated.

The process will reduce the number of orders, from about 1,500, to a more manageable number, which will be easier to understand and enforce.

Full details of the draft composite orders, and a map showing the roads, are on display in the main reception at County Hall, Morpeth, and in local libraries.

To comment on the proposals, before April 8, visit www.northumberland.gov.uk or e-mail TROconsultation@northumberland.gov.uk call 0845 600 6400 or write to TRO consultations, Local Services Directorate, Northumberland County Council, Morpeth, NE61 2EF.