Major upgrade planned on busy Carlisle route

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Traffic on Warwick Road
Traffic on Warwick Road

A major improvement scheme is planned for a key Carlisle route following a £4.6m cash injection.

Cumbria County Council has secured funding from the Department for Transport to improve its highway network.

It plans to use the money to upgrade part of Warwick Road, creating a new lane from the Rosehill industrial estate to Eastern Way.

The proposal aims to ease congestion and improve journey times on the busy city route, creating a better link from Junction 43 on the M6.

If approved, the planned works would start in early 2018.

The cash is part of the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF), to improve local roads.

The Warwick Road scheme has been identified as a project to be delivered using this funding.

It would see an additional traffic lane on Warwick Road between its junctions with Montgomery Way and Eastern Way.

To enable the improvements, the road would be widened slightly in a number of locations, traffic islands re-positioned, road markings altered and traffic signals upgraded.

The council says objective is to ease traffic congestion within this area of the city and to improve access to housing and employment sites, including the recently redeveloped Durranhill Industrial Estate.

A drop-in event is also planned at the Shepherds Inn, Rosehill, on Monday, June 19 between 4pm and 7pm.

The council says the scheme is one element of a large programme of improvement works it and its partners are delivering in the area, including highway repairs and upgrades to water mains.

Further information on the wider schemes have yet to be released.

In addition, the Environment Agency is also set to start public engagement over measures to reduce flood risk for Carlisle next month.

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Chris   Fairclough , Carlisle Monday, 12 June, 2017 at 7:23PM
What a complete waste of money. There's other roads in the area that need upgrading before Warwick Road. The money could be used better elsewhere
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Kevin   Livingstone , Carlisle Monday, 12 June, 2017 at 6:07PM
How about duelling A69 with Hexham major priority. Then linking it with the M6 that's what needs to be done.
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mark   a , Carlisle Monday, 12 June, 2017 at 4:44PM
Another waste of money you will just drivers using it to get further down the road then wanting to switch lanes again just like the work what's getting done outside the castle what nobody even wanting putting a crossing there
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