Chancellor considers A69 upgrade

Campaigners fighting for the A69 to be dualled between Hexham and Carlisle have welcomed news that the chancellor is considering authorising a feasibility study on the proposal.

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A69 upgrade: the pros and cons

Could the main road linking Cumbria to the North East soon be upgraded to a dual carriageway? MPs from our region met George Osborne this week to press for improvements to the A69.

Plans include dualling the remaining single carriageway stretch between Brampton and Hexham, and the possibility of a bypass at Warwick Bridge.

Kate Walby reports on the pros and cons.

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