A66 upgrade comes a step closer

A billion pound upgrade of one of Cumbria’s busiest roads has moved a step closer. ITV reports that plans are being developed to fully dual the A66 between Penrith and Scotch Corner, and National Highways has now submitted a development application to the Planning Inspectorate. An examination is expected to start in the autumn and […]

Cumbria County Council starts consultation on improving active travel routes

Cumbria County Council has started public consultation on proposals to improve the cycling and walking offer along key corridors within Cumbria. The Cumbria Transport Infrastructure Plan (CTIP) developed by Cumbria County Council and Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) explains the role of transportation and connectivity in supporting sustainable and inclusive growth in Cumbria. In conjunction […]

Cumbria’s transport network improvement plans are launched

Cumbria County Council is to publish its Transport Infrastructure Plan (CTIP) 2022 – 2037. The CTIP was developed by the council and Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) and describes the role of transportation and connectivity in supporting sustainable and inclusive growth in Cumbria. The plan outlines a vision for improving transport and infrastructure in Cumbria […]

Cumbria County Council announces work will start on Kendal’s new Gooseholme Bridge

A £2m project to build a replacement footbridge in Kendal has reached another significant milestone in its delivery. Cumbria County Council has appointed Story Contracting Ltd to carry out the construction of the new bridge across the River Kent at Gooseholme in Kendal. The new footbridge will replace the old structure damaged beyond repair during […]

Cumbria first in Europe to trial innovative new plastic roads product

Cumbria County Council, working with surfacing partner Hanson, is to begin a project investigating the sustainability and suitability of using additives derived from waste plastics as part of their highways surfacing programme to reducing carbon footprint and provide a more resilient road network, as part of the ADEPT SMART Places Live Labs Programme, a £22.9 […]

Highway improvement scheme in Whitehaven, Cumbria changes ‘gateway’ for the better

A £2.5m highways improvement scheme to transform a gateway into Whitehaven has been completed, following the switch-on of traffic lights at the Bransty Row junction. Cumbria County Council has delivered the project, designed to ease congestion and improve road safety with a clearer road layout for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Access to a local Tesco […]

September start date for A590 Cross-a-Moor roundabout project

Highways England’s construction of a new roundabout along the A590 at Cross-a-Moor south of Ulverston in Cumbria will start in September. The new roundabout will replace the existing staggered junction with Main Road running south off the A590 and Pennington Lane running north of it. Preparation work is scheduled to start in spring with the […]

Morgan Sindall awarded contract for Carlisle Southern Link Road

Cumbria County Council has appointed Morgan Sindall Infrastructure to undertake the detailed design of the Carlisle Southern Link Road, that will connect Junction 42 of the M6 with the A595 at Newby West. The appointment follows a competitive procurement process which commenced last summer. The road will play a vital role in supporting both the […]


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