On Monday 9th April Gateshead Council will begin geotechnical work to widen the highway on the bend between Bradley Mill Riding Centre and Castle Hill Farm Cottages, providing a verge, re-grading the cutting and reinforcing the slope. The footway past the works will remain open for pedestrian use. Because of the nature of the work being undertaken it will not be feasible to allow the Emergency vehicles through the roadworks for the duration of the closure.

Advanced signing has been placed on Station Road, Wylam and Crawcrook Lane to advise motorists of the closure.

Tynedale Links 686 bus route: it has been agreed between Gateshead Council and Go Northeast that an additional bus will operate between Prudhoe and Crawcrook. The existing 686 bus service will operate between Wylam and Hexham.