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Essential water mains work on Warwick Road, Carlisle

Drop-in information sessions to take place at Brunton Park

Some temporary changes to traffic flows will start in Carlisle from Monday (February 25) as engineers start work improving water mains around Warwick Road.

The changes are designed to minimise the impact of the work on drivers and residents and will be in place for up to 14 weeks. They are:

Temporary one-way system along parts of St Aidan’s Road and Victoria Place. Traffic heading west on Warwick Road will be temporarily prevented from turning onto Victoria Place or St Aidan’s Road. A short diversion will be sign-posted via Hartington Place. Traffic heading east along Victoria Place can exit onto St Aidan’s Road and Warwick Road as normal.
In addition, for traffic heading east along Warwick Road, there will be no right turn from Warwick Road into Victoria Road. Diversions will be signposted.
United Utilities engineers are upgrading two large water mains under Victoria Place, Warwick Road and Montgomery Way as part of a £14m project to improve the city’s water supply.

Third party co-ordinator Paul Wheadon said, by working closely with Cumbria’s highways officials, the firm hoped to keep traffic flowing and avoid the need for temporary traffic lights.

“We realise how inconvenient this will be on such a busy route in and out of the city centre, which is why we will do everything we can to minimise disruption for motorists, residents and businesses, including working at weekends where possible,” he said.

Residents and drivers can find out more about the scheme, keep updated on progress and raise concerns at a series of weekly drop-in sessions starting on Thursday February 28.

The sessions will run for six weeks in the 1904 Lounge at the home of Carlisle United Brunton Park every Thursday afternoon between 2pm and 6pm.

For more information on progress and traffic updates visit:

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