Rail commuters urged to avoid Castle Terrace

Castle Terrace, Berwick
Castle Terrace, Berwick

Another attempt will be made to resurface a Berwick street next week - two months after initial efforts were thwarted by parked cars.

When workmen last arrived to carry out the work on Castle Terrace before Christmas they found numerous cars in their way, many thought to belong to rail commuters.

Northumberland County Council has now appealed to drivers not to park on the southern section of the street from February 23-25.

A council spokesman said: “We would like to inform local residents, car users and rail commuters that the second stage of road resurfacing work on Castle Terrace near to Berwick train station will be starting on Monday, February 23.

“We would ask people not to park their vehicles on that stretch of road over the period of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – as the highways maintenance team will need full access to the whole section of road.

“Unfortunately towards the end of last year some commuters had parked their vehicles in Castle Terrace during the initial resurfacing work which had caused this completion delay.

“As a last resort we may have to bring in the services of a recovery vehicle to tow away cars that have been left there but we would hope this won’t be the case.

“We appreciate everybody’s continued cooperation as once the work is complete, it will be to the benefit of residents and visitors to the area.”