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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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Dual A69 debate: 'We're determined to win this time'

There's fresh hope for campaigners fighting for the A69 to be dualled between Hexham and Carlisle.

It comes after the Chancellor said he's considering a feasibility study on the idea. Carlisle MP John Stevenson has had a private meeting with George Osborne to discuss the need to make the road safer. Some residents in Warwick Bridge want the study to also include plans for a bypass.

Cllr Nick Marriner is a Warwick Bridge resident:

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