Welcome to the website of the Pegswood Bypass...
The bypass is now open, however this website provides a record of the whole project from start to finish.
This was the largest highways project undertaken in Northumberland.
Via this site you will be able to access information regarding the scheme as well as background technical data and a photographic record of progress.
Pegswood bypass now open
On Febrary 13th 2007 the Pegswood Bypass was opened 10 weeks ahead of schedule.
The £9m Pegswood Bypass – a 2.7km single carriageway on the A197 linking Ashington and Morpeth - will take thousands of vehicles a day out of the former pit community.
The bypass was funded with £3 million from Northumberland County Council and £6.2 million from the Department for Transport. Click here for more >>
A197 'Ashighton Straight'
Temporary traffic signals are to be in place 24 hours a day from Saturday 21 October to Saturday 4 November. These lights are to allow the completion of the tie-in of the bypass to the existing A197 towards Ashington. After these works are complete traffic will be directed down the new bypass to Pegswood Roundabout and then up the C395 through Pegswood Village, allowing the removal of redundant A197 carriageway.
A197 / C395 Bothal Road Junction (Added 19/10/06)
Temporary traffic signals are to be in place 24 hours a day from Monday 6 November to Friday 24 November. These lights are to allow the safe removal of redundant A197 carriageway (with traffic being directed along part of the new bypass, see above). The lights will also allow construction vehicles to acces the area of work safely. Click here for more >>