Cumbria County Council appoints a contractor for Carlisle Southern Link Road

Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet has agreed to appoint Galliford Try Construction Ltd to undertake the design and build of the multi-million-pound Carlisle Southern Link Road project. Despite several challenges with rising costs of materials, the County Council, City Council and Government have remained committed to progressing the project. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and […]

Cumbria County council set to receive £18m to upgrade Energy Coast highways routes

It has been announced that Cumbria County Council will receive £18m from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund which will be used to upgrade 30km of the county’s highway network. The funding will see a comprehensive programme of improvements works on the A5086 between Cockermouth and Egremont, A595 south of Sellafield and A590 through Barrow-in-Furness. This […]

Cumbria recognised for their walking and cycling plans

Cumbria County Council is delighted to announce that they have been awarded a Sustainability Project of the Year Award for innovative cycling and walking plans for Cumbria. At an awards ceremony last week, the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) North East and Cumbria, recognised the county councils ambitious walking and cycling plans through […]

Velocity Patching helps keep Cumbria’s communities connected

Over 8,000 potholes and defects have been fixed on the roads of Cumbria following a summer campaign with road maintenance specialists Velocity. A fleet of Velocity’s state-of-the-art machines was deployed throughout the county’s network to bring roads back up to standard using their innovative Velocity Patching technology. The spray-injection patching technique pioneered by Velocity is […]

Nine-year-old is the first Kendal resident to cross Gooseholme Bridge

Cumbria County Council has welcomed nine-year-old Brodie Lee as the first resident of Kendal, to walk over the new bridge. During Covid, Brodie, then seven, wrote to the Chief Executive at the time (Katherine Fairclough), asking if Cumbria County Council could build a new bridge. Throughout the bridge building process, Brodie (and his parents) have […]

Cumbria County Council achieves top level funding from the Department for Transport

Cumbria County Council has announced it has been successful in receiving the highest banding of funding from the Department for Transport. Cumbria County Council’s assessment is as a ‘Band 3’ performing authority and achieved 100% of the available incentive fund. This means that the total funding for 2022 to 2025 will continue at the same […]

Cumbria’s £150m Carlisle Southern Link Road goes out to tender in September

Cumbria County Council aims to award the contract for the building of the 8km Southern Link Road road in March 2023. Work on the Carlisle Southern Link Road, which the council estimates will cost around £150m, was originally set to begin this spring. The rising cost of materials, issues with supply chains and rising energy […]

Cumbria County council bids for £19.5m to upgrade Energy Coast highways routes

Cumbria County Council has submitted an application to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund that could see around £19.5m of funding to upgrade a 30km section of the county’s highway network. If successful, the bid would see a comprehensive programme of improvements works on the A590 through Barrow-in-Furness, A595 south of Sellafield and A5086 between Cockermouth […]

£4.56m surface dressing programme completed in Cumbria

Cumbria County Council’s Highways Team working with Kiely Bros’ Ltd, are completing £4.56 million worth of surface dressing improvements throughout the county. Teams have carried out 82 individual projects since April, surfacing around 120 miles of road, equivalent to a 900,000 square metres of surface, or 126 football pitches. The Council says almost all the […]


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