A1 upgrade could improve Border links

The Prime Minister David Cameron has said there will be an announcement in December on improvements to the A1 North of Newcastle - which could help improve transport links to the Borders.

A feasibility study on the dualing of the A1 through Northumberland was announced in June last year. In his Autumn statement Chancellor George Osborne is due to announce the outcome of that study.

Some improvements are expected - but the Department for Transport won't give any further detail at this stage on what that will involve.

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