Consultation extended over improvements to Blyth junction

Residents are being invited to have their say over proposed road improvements in Blyth after extending the consultation period.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 9:00 am
An artist impression of the proposed changes to the junction.

Last year, Northumberland County Council received funds to develop schemes to help encourage walking and cycling in the borough to help boost the Covid-19 recovery.

One of the projects proposed was to make improvements to the roundabout at Waterloo Road/Renwick Road junction in Blyth

Officials have drawn up plans to remodel the junction to introduce traffic lights and create new pedestrian crossings on all sides of the junction.

Measures for cyclists will also be introduced with cycle stacking lanes and a separate phase on the signals.

The aim is to improve safety at the junctions by making it easier and safer to cross for all road users.

As a result, the council is also aiming to encourage more people to walk and cycle, as well as making the town centre a more appealing destination by creating an improved gateway into the town centre.

The council will also soon be monitoring traffic at the junction and nearby streets to minimise any impact on the surrounding road network.

The deadline for members of the public to give views on the improvement scheme has now been extended to May 4.

The council is encouraging people to have their say and take part in a short survey at http://trafficconsult.northumberland.gov.uk/