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Friday, 18 April 2014

Roadworks delays warning for drivers in Carlisle

Drivers face delays along the busiest route in and out of Carlisle city centre when work starts on £50,000-worth of footpath upgrades.

A project to repair and renew the path alongside Stanwix Bank starts on Wednesday.

The Cumbria County Council scheme is expected to take up to three weeks to complete.

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

Safety demands mean the left-hand lane northbound on Stanwix Bank will be closed throughout the works.

Any road defects will be repaired also while the road is closed.

The path will also be closed during resurfacing work. Pedestrians will be told to use the crossings at the junctions of Brampton Road and Etterby Street.

A council spokesman said: “The county council will do all it can to ensure that traffic flows smoothly during the works, but some disruption for is likely, particularly for traffic coming from Hardwicke Circus. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

Traffic levels on Stanwix Bank have reduced drastically since the opening of Carlisle’s western bypass, but the road remains the main route in and out of the city centre, with tailbacks often in place in any case at peak times.

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