Two way system back in Morpeth

ROADWORKS in Morpeth have been amended this week following traders’ concerns over the one way system.

Traders in the town this week met with Dick Phillips, the Council’s network manager, to discuss their concerns about the temporary one way system currently in place in the town centre.

Following requests from retailers the council has agreed to restore two-way traffic to Stanley Terrace, from the Red Bull pub roundabout to the mini roundabout at the junction with Corporation Road.

The council is monitoring the flow of traffic on a daily basis, and currently the traffic flowing well around the town.

The work being carried out by Northumbrian Water, Northern Gas Network and Dransfield Properties is ahead of schedule.

Councillor Isabel Hunter, executive member for infrastructure and environment said: “We want to let local residents and visitors to the town know that it is business as usual in Morpeth.

“We are listening to the views of retailers and shoppers and if we can amend or improve the traffic system while the road works are going on, we will.”