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Northumbria invests £3.8m to improve roads in Cramlington

Wednesday, 09 July, 2014
Northumbria invests £3.8m to improve roads in Cramlington

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is investing £3.8million to improve traffic flows around the new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington, Northumberland.

Roadworks costing £1.3million will start at the Moor Farm roundabout on 27 August and will be completed by late November 2013. 

These works follow the first phase of traffic improvements in the area that were completed in East Cramlington earlier this year. These works included the realignment of the southbound slip road off the A189 into East Cramlington to a new roundabout at the entrance to the new hospital site together with the installation of traffic lights and road improvements at the junction of Lamb Street and Front Street in East Cramlington. 

These measures are already improving local traffic flows and safety on the roads surrounding the new hospital site. Northumbria Healthcare has invested £2.5million in these works, bringing the total investment in road works in the area to £3.8million.

Paul Brayson, project director for the building of the new hospital, said:

“These schemes represent a very significant investment into the local road infrastructure as well as the local economy and have been designed to make the roads safer and more efficient for residents in the area.”