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Friday, 25 July 2014

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Main Carlisle road to close for work on new housing estate

Part of a busy road into Carlisle is to be closed for up to 14 weeks as work gets underway on a major new housing scheme.

Clover Fields photo
The firm is to build an estate of houses similar to this

Developer Charles Church has been in talks with Cumbria County Council about shutting Dalston Road between its Cummersdale and Peter Lane junctions.

Traffic needs to be stopped from going through the area so a new sewer system can be installed for a development at Clover Fields.

The closure is likely to take effect from early next month.

Charles Church is building 103 homes on open land on a site bordering Dalston Road and Peter Lane.

Mark Cook, managing director of the firm’s Lancashire division, said: “The road closure is to accommodate the connection of a foul drainage sewer to existing services just north of Cummersdale Road.

“The remainder of the period will allow us to carry out essential highway works including widening the road in order to accommodate the creation of a right turn lane onto the site.

“If all goes according to plan, we would expect the work to start at the beginning of March and be completed within 14 weeks.”

Cumbria County Council says access will be maintained into Cummersdale from the city at all times with the use of traffic lights.

The Peter Lane junction will not be affected.

A signed diversion will be in place throughout the closure. Clover Fields is a development of high-end homes which is part of a highly-anticipated building boom in the Morton area.

The first houses there are expected to be sold in July. There will be a mixture of three, four and five-bedroom properties.

Drivers are facing delays on the busiest route in and out of Carlisle city centre as work continues on a £50,000 footpath upgrade.

A project to repair and renew the path alongside Stanwix Bank has been on-going for nine days. It is expected to take up to three weeks.

It involves lifting and relaying stone flags, replacing any broken flags and laying hard-wearing block paving on driveway entrances between the cricket club entrance at Edenside and Cromwell Crescent.

Outbound traffic from the city centre is down to one lane.

Have your say

As there are no comments allowed for the updated version with possible traffic light system to Dalston Rd and the unamed person possibly from County Council refuting that no work had begun by 11th March all I saw on that day was one erection of possible office/loos a blue metal building up Peter Lane end of the site in the field but at that time no other machinery or works nor any hedging had been removed or begun to warrant road closure, the day before would make more sense but once again general public whose taxes pays the Council staff wages is basically being called a liar in their denial of democracy,of which there seems to be very little of. County Council obviously not a lot of common sense just a common purpose it seems,their own agenda.

Posted by Pete on 19 March 2014 at 12:01

Two accident this afternoon on Wigton Road and resultant traffic chaos, which could have been less of a problem if Dalston Road had been kept open even if there were restrictions. Who knows maybe the accidents wouldn't even have happened if the volume of traffic hadn't increased on Wigton Road. Set this alongside the comment by Pete posted 11 March, sayng the Dalston Road work hasn't even started yet and someone has to start answering questions. I hope no one was seriously injured in the accidents.

Posted by Vicki on 12 March 2014 at 18:48

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