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River Tyne: Bridges

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 215833, tabled on 25 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department expects the refurbishment of Ovingham Bridge in Hexham constituency to be finished; and if he will publish a stage by stage assessment of likely progress points.

Answered on

1 December 2014

The Ovingham Bridge scheme is grant funded through the Department’s Local Pinch Point Fund. The Department monitors progress through quarterly returns submitted by Northumberland County Council. The detailed programme and project management is a matter for the local authority as scheme promoter.

The most recent return reports that construction began last March and the scheme is due for completion in July 2015.

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