CALLS for speed signs to be placed on a dangerous road have been answered by a local council.

After many years of resident's and councillors campaigning for more road safety on Causey Hill Road in Hexham, Northumberland County Council have announced that they will be placing road signs around the site.

This statement comes after complaints and concerns about pedestrian safety but also speeding cars of visitors not local to the area and unaware of the narrow roads.

It is believed that signs will be erected within two weeks around the area.

One resident pleased with the news is David Williams said: "I am over the moon to hear that there will finally be some signs put up around Causey Hill Road.

"I have asked the council for over three years for signs that can do something to make drivers more aware of the narrow path next to the road but also their speeding. It is normally out of town drivers who do not know the area.

"I have had several near misses over the years when I walked my dog on the path, so I am glad something is going to be done about it. It is very dangerous and someone may be hurt if nothing was done about it.

Hexham Mayor Derek Kennedy has also been a key figure in the campaign for more safety. He said: "Causey Hill is very steep and it can be hard for drivers to keep to the speed limit.

"I introduced some years ago an electronic speed sign on the hill to warn drivers of their pace and to slow down.

"I have met with residents about the ongoing pedestrian safety concerns, and I am pleased more signage is going to be put in place. I would urge drivers to be vigilant of their speed as people and particularly children do cross this road to go the schools close by.

A county council spokesperson said: “We are aware of this on-going issue. The signs are currently being made and are due to be erected within two weeks.”