Beith presses for A1 dualling

Sir Alan Beith beside the A1

Sir Alan Beith beside the A1

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Berwick’s Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith pressed the case for A1 dualling at a meeting in Morpeth today organised by the Department of Transport and Highways Agency officials.

After the meeting Sir Alan said: “It appears that the main emerging options that will be put to Ministers by officials are likely to involve dualling from Felton to Alnwick, and possibly as far as the North Charlton dual carriageway, but with a less favourable rating for full dualling of sections further North.

“Any additional dualling will be welcome, but if bad sections like the Mousen bends are not dealt with, it does not send a clear message to business that Northumberland and Eastern Scotland are part of the strategic road network. And full dualling should be the ultimate objective. I will continue to press this case.”

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