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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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Delays warning as resurfacing work starts on Carlisle roads

Drivers have been warned to expect delays with a series of road closures around north Carlisle beginning this week.

Cumbria County Council photo
Keith Little

The work – a £250,000 resurfacing project – will be centred on roads near the Kingmoor business park, at Kingstown.

It involves replacing worn-out sections of road and there will be temporary closures which will affect access to the business park.

During the first half of the week, the road around Harker crossroads to the motorway bridge will be closed, with diversions via Parkhouse Road to junction 44, north of the city, and the A7.

From tomorrow until Monday, part of Kingmoor Road itself will be resurfaced to the Carlisle Northern Development Route roundabout. The road will be closed and there will be no access to the back gate of the business park.

Diversions will be set up via the A689, the A7, Parkhouse Road and Etterby Street.

From next Thursday until the weekend, a section of Parkhouse Road, from Crindlesdyke to Harker, will shut. The closure will start north of the Crindledyke junction so access to Kingmoor is unaffected.

Diversions will go via the development route for people travelling to Harker.

Keith Little, Cumbria County Council cabinet member for highways, said the work was essential.

“Once the work is completed, everyone will benefit from a much-improved road surface,” he said.

The roadworks were welcomed as a necessary evil by city taxi drivers.

Wayne Casey, from the Carlisle Taxi Owners’ Association, added: “It’s going to be a pain but it’s necessary.

“The roads involved are particularly bad and I’d rather they were smooth than full of holes.”

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