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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Plans to cut speed limit on Carlisle road to 40mph

The speed limit on a stretch of road on the outskirts of Carlisle could be reduced.

Brampton Old Road photo
Now CNDR is open, councillors are to look at speeds on the B6264 Brampton Old Road

Motorists travelling on the B6264 – between the petrol station at Whiteclosegate in Stanwix, and the motorway bridge over the M6 – could soon find themselves in a 40mph zone instead of a 60mph zone.

Future regulations affecting that stretch of road – and Brampton Road itself – will be discussed at the next Stanwix Urban Neighbourhood Forum meeting.

Stanwix Urban city councillor Liz Mallinson, who chairs the forum, said: “It’s certainly going to be controversial looking at the issue of traffic calming but it’s something that needs to be done so I said let’s put it on the agenda and see if we can come up with a solution.

“The problem is the signage at the Linstock roundabout. Lorries are still using Brampton Old Road and Brampton Road because of the little signage to the Carlisle Northern Development Route (CNDR).

“We had a few complaints a number of years ago but we couldn’t do anything about it until the CNDR was up and running. Now that has happened we can look at some possibilities.”

Mrs Mallinson says the possibilities include reducing the speed limit from 60mph to 50mph or 40mph on Brampton Old Road, and introducing a 20mph limit on Brampton Road.

County councillor John Mallinson, for Houghton and Irthington which covers Stanwix Rural, said: “My patch starts at the garage on Whiteclosegate. It is a long, straight piece of road and has the ability for traffic to travel at significant speeds.

“The current speed limit is 60mph but I do think that needs to be brought down.”

A spokeswoman for Cumbria County Council, which is responsible for highways, said: “The issue came about following a request from the Department of Transport. It asked all councils to look at the speed limits of all the A and B road networks.”

The meeting, on June 26, starts at 7pm in Stanwix Primary School.

  1. Police will crack down on speeding motorists heading from Carlisle to Dalston on the B5299 and on to Buckabank and the Durdar crossroads. Residents have raised the issue with police, who have pledged to carry out high-visibility patrols with speed traps and routine vehicle checks.
Have your say

No point in talking about proper policing with the Poice commisioner pursuing £20,000,000 in cuts, reduction of tactical and support groups, but a change to community policing with more PCSOs. I agree about the idiots who pressurise other drivers, solution - take their numbers and report to Crimestoppers, if multiple reports are recieved than hopefully the police will act?

Posted by Colin on 21 June 2013 at 11:00

I think someone needs to get their priorities right - proposals for 20mph on Brampton Road yet the limit allows 30mph on Church Street past Stanwix School. Bizarre, something doesn't stack up!!

Posted by RC on 20 June 2013 at 17:31

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