Carlisle 'bypass' to open on Tuesday
Last updated at 10:38, Thursday, 09 February 2012
The long-awaited Carlisle Northern Development Route is to open on Tuesday.
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We drove on this 'bypass' last week and although I like not having to go through Carlisle city, it was a bit dissapointing to have to navigate all the roundabouts. It's a pity it wasn't made a dual carriageway with slip roads off and on. However I will prefer to use the A689 than have to drive thru the city.
When are people going to learn how to use the roundabouts on this road? My son has just failed his driving test because some moron doesn't know lane discipline. Read the Highway Code or get some lessons.
A bit of a change from my usual rants about anti-motorist local authorities. I eat my words. The new bypass is fantastic; I usually travel home from the west of the city to the north at rush hour. It can take anything from 30 minutes at best to an hour and 10 minutes at worst. Last week I tried the bypass for the first time. 12 minutes! Absolutely brilliant!!