Main Carlisle road to close for work on new housing estate
Last updated at 14:56, Wednesday, 26 February 2014
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.
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.
First published at 14:53, Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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What I find most puzzling is the fact that Works have not even begun and they CLOSE the ROAD,only just putting together the toiletting facilities in field for the Workers who are not even there properly as yet so why couldn't it be closed just the day before road is dug up?Utter madness and inconvenience and absolutely no Common Sense. Why is it that the tax payer that the General Public are, never ever properly Consulted anymore?
"Billy Bob". I don't think this type pf work has any bearing on the end of the financial year. This is to do with Property Developers getting on with their work. You are getting confused with Local Authorities spending to get all available cash spent by the end of March, so they don't have to forfeit it through not getting works done
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