[C]umbria County Council has received £4.6m from the Department for Transport to improve its highway network as part of the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF). The funding is to be used to improve local roads, cut congestion and improve journey times.
An improvement scheme along Warwick Road from Junction 43 to Eastern Way has been identified as a project to be delivered using this funding.
The scheme would see an additional traffic lane on Warwick Road between its junctions with Montgomery Way and Eastern Way. To facilitate these additional lanes it will be necessary for the carriageway to be widened slightly in a number of locations, traffic islands to be repositioned, road markings altered and traffic signals upgraded.
The objective of these interventions 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. The proposed works would commence in early 2018.
Cumbria County Council is keen to understand the views of local residents and businesses.
Comments can be emailed to [email protected], or posted to Cumbria County Council, Cumbria House, Botchergate, Carlisle, CA1 2RD by Wednesday 28 June 2017.
A drop-in event is also planned at the Shepherds Inn, Rosehill, Carlisle on Monday 19 June between 4pm and 7pm where members of the team will be on hand to answer any questions.
This scheme is one element of a large programme of improvement works Cumbria County Council and partners are delivering in the area, including highway repairs and upgrades to water mains. The council is liaising closely with partners across this programme to ensure that works are coordinated and disruption is minimised. Further information on the wider schemes will be available in due course.
In addition to this, the Environment Agency will be undertaking public engagement regarding measures to reduce flood risk for Carlisle during July.