Published on : Tuesday, May 24, 2016
A Network Rail spokesman said: “We understand that any road closure is highly disruptive and so we have worked closely with Northumberland County Council and Road Link (A69) to agree a diversion which keeps road users safe and reduces disruption as much as possible. The nature of the road network in this area means that our diversion is a long one and we are sorry for the disruption this will cause. Our project team is aware of this and will complete the work as quickly as it is safe to do so. The team will be available to answer questions at a public drop in session at Wentworth leisure centre on Thursday, 26 May 1530 – 1730 and 1800 – 1900.”
A leaflet containing the route of the diversion is being produced and will be available at this event.The diversion to the east of Hexham goes through the centre of Riding Mill village. A temporary pedestrian crossing will be installed in the village for the duration of the work to enable people to cross the road safely.
A compound is being provided on railway land adjacent to the station to maintain emergency services provision throughout the work.
The A6079 road will be closed to vehicles from the junction with Alemouth Road to Tyne Mills roundabout. Alemouth Road and the roundabout will remain open throughout.
Pedestrian access will be maintained over the bridge.
South of the railway the A6079 remains open. Traffic heading to and from the Newcastle direction along the A69 will be diverted via the A6079, Priestpopple Roundabout and the A695, a temporary pedestrian crossing will be installed in Riding Mill for safe crossing.
Traffic heading to and from Carlisle direction along the A69 will be diverted via Alemouth Road, Haugh Lane, Eilansgate and the B6531. Leaving Hexham north of the bridge, the diversion route will take drivers up the A6079 directly to the A69 and west to the A69/A6531 junction into Hexham.
Source:- Network Rail