After years campaigning to dual the A1, I share the real disappointment that today’s further delay means that dualling won’t happen as quickly as we all need and want it to!
None of this is great; today’s road is a hazard, the distance to our nearest A&E makes dualling the A1 a matter of life or death and, of course, dualling is essential for our economic development in North Northumberland. All the same, I’m hopeful too! – strategic and local road investment remains a manifesto commitment and, unlike some projects, it isn't being cancelled, or delayed until 2030.
We’re on the hard shoulder, not at the end of the road – and you can believe that I’m on the phone to the DfT!
While I do understand the challenges they face, be in no doubt I’ll be tailgating Ministers for this final stretch of the road. Together, we can signal the Secretary of State how strongly we need and want this dualled, please sign my petition and share it with your friends, family and neighbours, at: teamtrevelyan.co.uk/a1