Angry residents voice their frustration over Warwick Road plans
Angry residents told Cumbria County Council that they "are not being listened to" during a heated meeting over plans for an extra lane on Carlisle's Warwick Road.
A public consultation was held at The Auctioneer, Rosehill, today - with around 40 people who reside in the area arriving en-masse at around 6.30pm.
The group expressed concern over safety in the area, claiming that the introduction of an extra lane would make it more difficult to cross what they said is already a busy route into the city.
Others said that the needs of cyclists had not been taken into consideration.
Jack Paton, an independent councillor representing Botcherby on Carlisle City Council, told the News & Star he did not agree with the plans.
"He said. You're going to go from a single lane, to a double and then back to a single. I don't think it's going to help alleviate the traffic.
"You're also losing the pavement and the trees to widen the road."
The floor was opened up to residents. Gaynor Duffy, who lives on Warwick Road, asked: "Why did we only find out about this last week, along with the rest of the public?
"It doesn't seem like you're listening to us."
The project - which if approved would see the road widened and an extra lane added between the Rosehill Industrial Estate and Eastern Way - is expected to cost £1m.
The money will be taken from a £4.6m pot that Cumbria County Council has secured to upgrade roads across the county.
The authority says the development would help to ease traffic congestion and improve access to housing and employment sites.