Billendean speed bumps could be removed if residents approve

Funds for the resurfacing of Billendean Terrace in Spittal have been included in budget plans for the coming year.

Thursday, 7th February 2019, 08:04 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th February 2019, 15:06 pm
Billendean in Spittal.

Northumberland County Council has earmarked £150,000 for the work in its draft Local Transport Plan for 2019-20.

The scheme, which is described as Phase 1, implying that there will be further investment, has been put forward following lobbying from Coun Georgina Hill, member for Berwick East.

She said: “After decades of neglect, there is finally some real progress in getting the roads in this area upgraded.

“There is, of course, much more to achieve after starting from a low base.

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“The work on Billendean Terrace is the natural next step after the recent work on Highcliffe hill.”

Coun Hill also revealed that, as with Highcliffe hill, residents of Billendean Terrace will be consulted on whether they would like the speed humps removed when the road is resurfaced.

Other schemes in the planned LTP, which have been put forward by Coun Hill for Berwick East, include road works at Union Brae, Blakewell Road and Ord Road in Tweedmouth.

The scheme to resurface the pavement at Prince Edward Road, Tweedmouth, funded through the previous surplus, is scheduled to commence next month.

In Berwick North, £180,000 has been earmarked for resurfacing and footpath works at Golden Square.

Repairs costing £550,00 are planned on Berwick Old Bridge and Ford Bridge.

Carriageway repairs costing £110,000 are planned on the B6353 between Lowick and Fenwick, while a further £90,000 is earmarked for the B6470 between Norham and the Salutation Inn, with £50,000 set aside for footway repairs at Station Road, Belford.

A total of £18.6million is set to be invested in repair, restoration and maintenance projects across the county.