Public inquiry planned bypass Haydon Bridge A69 UK
United Kingdom – A public inquiry starts Tuesday 25 April 2006 at 10am at the Haydon Bridge community centre, into a planned bypass for Haydon Bridge on the A69 in Northumberland.
Mr Colin Tyrrell, the Inspector, will consider objections and representations on the scheme, and hear the views of supporters. The Highways Agency, which manages, maintains and operates the strategic network in England, will also present its case for the scheme.
Some 12,000 vehicles a day, including 1,800 heavy goods vehicles, pass through the town causing concern and disruption to local residents. The new bypass will, if approved, comprise a 1.8 mile long single carriageway with a new multi-span viaduct over the South Tyne River and the Newcastle-Carlisle rail line, and three other bridges. Subject to the statutory processes of approval, work on the scheme could begin in April 2007 and take two years to complete.
- The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. It manages, maintains and improves the network of trunk roads and motorways in England on behalf of the Secretary of State.
- The Highways Agency traffic information website is at www.highways.gov.uk/trafficinfo
- For real-time traffic information, the Highways Agency 24-hour voice activated telephone service is on 08700 660 115. (Calls from BT landlines to 0870 numbers will cost no more than 8p per minute; mobile calls usually cost more)
- For general information about the Highways Agency and its work, visit the Highways Agency website www.highways.gov.uk or telephone the Highways Agency information line on 08457 50 40 30. (Calls from BT landlines to 0845 numbers will cost no more than 4p per minute; mobile calls usually cost more. Service operates: 8am-8pm weekdays, 9am-5pm weekends.)