The next phase of the Warwick Road Junction Improvement Scheme will begin on Monday (10 September) and motorists in Carlisle are being advised to expect some disruption and plan ahead.Works will be undertaken by Northern Gas Networks to divert a gas main which is required to allow the future widening of the road.
The location of the works is across the junction of Eastern Way and Warwick Road; given the position of the works within the carriageway a lane closure and subsequent diversion is required.
Traffic will continue to be able to turn off Warwick Road on to Eastern Way heading south, but there will be no direct access from Eastern Way on to Warwick Road by any vehicle. HGVs will be diverted via the M6 but cars and buses heading north on Eastern Way will still be able to access Warwick Road via Durranhill Road.
Signage is being put in place to advise motorists of the closures and diversions. Works are expected to take at least three weeks.
A spokesperson for Cumbria County Council said: “We apologise for the disruption these works will cause and thank motorists for their patience. The junction improvement scheme is about improving traffic congestion in this part of the city and will support economic development in the immediate area.”
The improvements are intended to support Carlisle City Council’s recently adopted Carlisle District Local Plan (2015-2030) and Infrastructure Delivery Plan and the scheme will be funded through the Government’s new National Productivity Investment Fund.
To report an issue on the highway call the Cumbria Highways Hotline on 0300 303 2992.