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.
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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.
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.
The DfT will contribute Â£21.1m towards this scheme, it was announced today.
Development consent for this scheme came into force on 2 February 2015.
The new road has been completed and is open to traffic.
With thanks to Callum R and Michael Pritchard for information on this page.