The Deputy Prime Minister says that he is 'acutely aware' of the strength of feeling for improvements to the A1 in Northumberland.
Nick Clegg was questioned on the issue during a visit to Berwick today.
Mr Clegg says that he cannot promise that the road will be made a dual carriageway throughout the county.
However, he has said the government is looking at the options.
See the full report from Helen Ford below.
More top news
The Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has tonight left the club.
Plans are underway to transform Auckland Castle into a major tourist destination with the help of a £10 million grant.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.