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Call for average speed cameras along the A69

A study by Highways England shows speed cameras could be key to slowing down traffic Photo: PA

A spate of tragedies on the A69 trunk road could lead to average speed cameras being placed at notorious black spots.

Calls for road safety improvements have been heightened in recent years, following an alarming number of fatalities along the stretch between Hexham and Haltwhistle.

A study by Highways England has concluded that average speed cameras could be the key to slowing down traffic and improving road safety.

Cameras could go up between Hexham and Haydon Bridge, along the stretch past Bardon Mill and Henshaw and from Greenhead to Low Row.

We have carried out an initial study into the need for average speed cameras along the A69. The study has now concluded and we have identified 4 sections of the A69 between Warwick and Hexham where average speed cameras would be beneficial.

Further studies will now be carried out looking specifically at these 4 locations to see if it is feasible and look at exactly what is needed as well as the cost associated with this.”

– Spokesperson, Highways England