Spittal residents to be asked for speed bump views

A £150,000 scheme to resurface Billendean Terrace in Spittal is scheduled to start at the end of July.

Thursday, 6th June 2019, 9:09 am
Billendean Terrace

The work, described as phase one, was included in the Northumberland Local Transport Plan (LTP) for 2019-2020 after being championed by Coun Georgina Hill, member for Berwick East on Northumberland County Council

Coun Hill said the work will initially be on a stretch from the Swan Centre roundabout to the junction at Spittal Hall Road.

A £60,000 resurfacing scheme of Prince Edward Road in Tweedmouth has also recently been completed.

Coun Hill said: “Billendean Terrace will be the next big scheme in my area and, as residents would expect, I am already lobbying for and planning new schemes for Berwick East in the next round of the LTP.”

Residents will shortly be consulted about the current speed humps on Billendean Terrace and asked whether they want them removed.

That happened on Highcliffe hill which was resurfaced at the end of last year at a cost of £160,000.

Coun Hill said: “I know how hated these speed humps are and residents will be asked if they want them removed. Billendean Terrace is close to two schools so road safety is a vitally important consideration – therefore residents will be encouraged to put forward alternative solutions which the NCC highways design team will all take in to consideration.”