A council claims that they are on track to implement safety measures on a dangerous road and are ready for the next phase.

Hexham residents will face more disruption on Allendale Road as Northumberland County Council continues to put in safety measures.

Safety measures on the road were widely requested for a number of years by Hexham residents after a lot of serious incidents and near-misses.

It wasn't until a petition created by mum-of-two Tara Wright, who fought for more preventions for over a year, that the council considered putting devices in to stop further incidents.

The work is taking place in two phases, which the council has claimed to help prevent minimal disruption to residents and patrons of the surrounding services.

The first phase was in February, during the school half-term holidays when residents saw the road being resurfaced.

In this phase, the start safety measures were incorporated such as; speed humps, white lines, and high visibility advanced signage.

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Residents can see phase two commencing on 1 April until April 16 for 'Civils & Resurfacing'.

The road closure will not be in place from Good Friday until after Easter Monday and there will be access maintained for residents, businesses, pedestrians, and cyclists.

There will be route buses escorted through works at all times.

A spokeswoman for Northumberland County Council said: "Every effort will be made to minimise the effects and duration of the works.

"Access to residents within the closure will be maintained as reasonably as possible however some disruption will be inevitable."