Northgate Station side of Appletongate road branded a disgrace by Newark MP Robert Jerick is to be resurfaced
An agreement has been reached that a road into Newark town centre from Northgate Railway Station will be resurfaced within the next financial year, which begins on April 1.
Newark MP Robert Jenrick said the Northgate Station side of Appletongate was a disgrace.
He has met with the leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Ben Bradley, to urge him to take action.
Mr Jenrick said: “I met with the leader of Nottinghamshire County Council to urge him to resurface Appletongate as soon as possible as it is a disgrace and makes the entrance to the town by rail look appalling.
“He is agreed and so it will be resurfaced this year.”
Mr Bradley said that following his conversation with Mr Jenrick, he had raised the issue with the county council’s highways contractor, Via East Midlands, and senior council officers.
Mr Bradley told the Advertiser: “The road was listed as a priority scheme, the list is extensive and therefore this road was not currently on the draft plan for repair for 2022-23.
“However, following these enquiries, I hope it is reassuring to hear that Appletongate will now be added to that work programme for 2022-23, and I have asked officers to ensure that it is prioritised within that programme.”