Where is the relief road promised in the Tory manifesto, says Northumberland Labour
While road improvements and other developments are welcome, Northumberland Labour says the sheer amount of disruption on Blyth’s roads is proving to be a headache for local people.
Councillor Anna Watson said: “Blyth’s councillors are getting regular comments and questions from constituents saying their journeys are being disrupted by the various road schemes going on in the town. Like buses, there weren’t any, then they all came at once.
“The work at the top of Renwick Road and Waterloo Road is starting and we’ve been told that there will be traffic lights there for eight out of the 20 weeks of the programme.
“There’s also the road closure at the links which is holding up traffic at busy times of the day and the road closure along Bowes Street
“Just getting into and out of Blyth can be problematic. Queues build up at both the Laverock Hall Road and Cowpen ends of the town.
“On the doorstep, I spoke to a number of people who told me they voted Tory this time because they promised a relief road to ease traffic congestion in the town.
“Where is this promised road? That would have made a huge difference for access, especially during these other works which are disruptive for local people.”