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Chamber response to A1 route announcement

 

See statement from Arlen Pettitt after today's announcement by Highways England

Responding to today’s announcement by Highways England of the preferred route for upgrades of the A1 from Morpeth to Ellingham and between Alnwick and Ellingham, Chamber Policy Adviser Arlen Pettitt said:

“The A1 is a key strategic route for the region, and we’ve long campaigned for the investment it has begun to see in recent years. We’re pleased Highways England’s plans are progressing, and the routes chosen on these stretches should deliver the maximum benefit in the long term whilst minimising disruption to road users. It’s important these upgrades are now delivered as quickly as possible, and that we continue to work towards the ultimate aim of a fully dualled A1 all the way to Scotland.”