DETAILS have been revealed of how nearly £8m of government funding will benefit Tynedale’s roads.

In October the Chancellor announced in his budget that Northumberland was allocated £7.73m of new money for local highways maintenance.

Now details of where the money will be spent have been revealed, with the funding supporting 60 schemes across the county, set to be carried out over the coming months.

As well as countywide improvements on carriageways, drainage systems, cattle grid renewals, £200,000 will be spent on resurfacing the Oakwood to Beaufront road, and £30,000 on West Road in Hexham. Carriageway resurfacing will also see £240,000 spent on West Road in Haltwhistle, £250,000 on Prudhoe’s Front Street, £200,000 on Brownrigg south of Bellingham, £200,000 on Stonehaugh Loop and £200,000 on the road from Bolam to Belsay.

More than £1m is being spent on major works on the roads at eight industrial estates in the county including £90,000 at Meadowfield Industrial Estate, Ponteland, £80,000 at Tyne Mills Industrial Estate and £150,000 at Dukes Way Industrial Estate, Prudhoe.

Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment and local services, said: “We’ve developed a comprehensive programme of projects throughout Northumberland which will improve the lives of residents, visitors and businesses.”