Work to start on roundabout

Work to improve safety on a new roundabout in Blyth is due to start in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 8:37 am
Updated Thursday, 19th May 2016, 11:51 am
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Northumberland County Council has been pushing for housing developer Miller Homes to take action on the layout and design of the new Laverock Hall roundabout which the developer built on Laverock Hall Road.

The council had already raised a number of concerns with the developer over the roundabout, which has also generated complaints from drivers and residents.

The council’s highway development team recently carried out a road safety audit on behalf of the developer which was then passed onto the developer’s design team.

Now the developer has agreed a number of works will be carried out, including changes to signage and road layout.

The work will start week commencing June 6 and last around three weeks.

Council Leader Grant Davey said: “It’s good news that work is starting soon to address issues at this roundabout.

“We’re well aware the layout of the road at this location has been causing concerns for drivers in both directions, as well as local residents.

“We’ve been working with Miller Homes and urging them to make changes as quickly and with as little disruption as possible and hopefully the work should be completed in a few weeks to the satisfaction of everyone who uses this busy road.”

A spokesperson for Miller Homes said: “The roundabout at Laverock Hall Road was built to a design approved by Northumberland County Council as part of the planning conditions for our new development there.

“However, since being implemented there have been some issues raised about the agreed design of the roundabout.

“We have been working with the Council to resolve the issues and a revised scheme, including changes to signage and road layout, has now been agreed with work due to commence in the next few weeks.”