Street lights on the main road leading up to the the village of Streetgate, near Sunniside, Gateshead, are to be repaired following concerns raised by the area’s Liberal Democrat Councillor, Jonathan Wallace.
The stretch of lights from Fugar Bar, next to Washingwell Woods, up to the village, have not been working for a number of weeks, leaving the entire stretch of road in the dark.
Councillor Wallace raised his concerns about the lights with officers who have now checked out the situation and have agreed to the repairs.
The road is the main Gateshead to Consett route and is used by thousands of drivers each day.
“I’m pleased the repairs are to be carried out and the lights on this main road will be back on again shortly,” said Councillor Wallace.