A197 Morpeth Northern Bypass

Scheme outline

Construction of a new single carriageway road to link the A1 north-west of Morpeth with the A197 Pegswood bypass at the Whorral Bank roundabout.

As part of the scheme, the existing A1/A192 junction at Fairmoor will be closed, and a new, grade-separated junction will be built just to the south.

This scheme was completed in and we're no longer accepting updates or changes to this page.

Timescale
2013-2015
Cost
£
30.1m
Status
Completed
Type
Bypass or realignment
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
Funding
DfT/Northumberland CC

Progress

30 October 2010

Following the autumn spending review, this scheme has been allocated to the DfT's pre-qualification group. It will therefore undergo further scrutiny before a final decision is made on whether or not to proceed.

5 February 2011

According to a statement by the Transport Secretary yesterday, this scheme has now been moved into the development pool, which means it will be considered for funding along with other competing schemes. A final decision is expected by the end of 2011.

14 December 2011

The DfT will contribute £21.1m towards this scheme, it was announced today.

13 February 2015

Development consent for this scheme came into force on 2 February 2015.

4 April 2017

The new road has been completed and is open to traffic.

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With thanks to Callum R and Michael Pritchard for information on this page.