A197 Morpeth Northern Bypass
- Under construction
- Bypass or realignment for use by all traffic
- £ 30.1m
- Northumberland County Council
- Region: North East
- DfT/Northumberland CC
- 3 km
- 2 miles
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.
|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|
|13 February 2015||Development consent for this scheme came into force on 2 February 2015.|
- Official website
- Northumberland County Council: Morpeth Northern Bypass
- Carillion: Morpeth Northern Bypass
With thanks to Michael Pritchard for information on this page.
This scheme was last updated on 26 November 2015.