Carlisle's western 'bypass' will open early says county council
Last updated at 09:21, Friday, 20 January 2012
Carlisle's long-awaited western 'bypass' will open earlier than planned but Cumbria County Council still cannot say when.
The 5.1-mile Carlisle Northern Development Route between M6 junction 44 at Kingstown and the A595 at Newby West is due to open early in April.
The first section, between junction 44 at Kingstown and Kingmoor Park, opened last August.
The remainder appears to be finished too.
Council officials met representatives of contractor Birse Civil this week but were unable to agree on a definite opening date.
Councillor Tony Markley, the cabinet member for highways, told councillors: “All parties are working extremely hard to ensure the road can be fully opened as soon as possible.
“However, we are not yet in a position to confirm when the precise opening date will be as there remain a number of key work activities before it is ready to go.
“These include the completion of earthworks, drainage, signing and a final safety inspection.”
The road is part of a £176 million PFI scheme.
First published at 09:20, Friday, 20 January 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk
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Naughtyman, you ask what kind of driver is likely to be an insurance risk?Answer, - the idiot of a boy racer who stormed at along at c80mph knocking over cones and sending parents scurrying to get kids out of the way when I, my family and lots of other families were innocently 'trespassing' and enjoying the opportunity to walk or cycle on what should have been an entirely safe and traffic free bit of roadway for pedestrians and kids on bicycles!
So, no, it is not female drivers that I am worried about - it is the idiotic boy racers of Cumbria!
If it is trespassing, why was the new by west part being gritted? I know there is access to houses but you could always say you've been visiting!!
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