Warwick Road in Carlisle to undergo £300,000 roadworks project

Previous works by United Utilities on Warwick Road

Warwick Road in Carlisle is to undergo a GBP300,000 roadworks project to replace worn-out sections of road. Cumbria County Council says it is carrying out essential highway maintenance work on the road, starting in April. The county council is investing about GBP300,000 on the works which will involve replacing worn-out sections of road between Victoria Place and Botcherby Bridge.

The condition of this road has deteriorated considerably and this scheme will provide a significant improvement to the road network, making journeys safer and smoother for road users, the county council said. Resurfacing works are scheduled to start on April 18 and are expected to last for about four weeks subject to weather conditions. The highway works will also involve kerb/channel repairs, drain maintenance works and repainting road markings.

To protect the public and the council’s contractor, Hanson Contracting, and to ensure the works can be safely carried out, it will be necessary to close the road to all traffic from 6.30pm each night from Sunday to Thursday during this period. The road will reopen early in the morning. A signed diversion via the A6 and A7 will be in place at these times.

Part of the A6 diversion route includes Botchergate which is closed on Friday and Saturday evenings. Therefore, no resurfacing work will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings or bank holidays. Access will be maintained for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists.

Keith Little, Cumbria County Council cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “The condition of Warwick Road has deteriorated significantly and this essential maintenance work will replace worn-out sections of road with a new, hard-wearing surface, making journeys smoother and safer for drivers. “The council recognises the A69 is an important strategic route into Carlisle centre and we have arranged for the resurfacing works to take place in the evenings, outside peak hours, in order to minimise disruption to road users. “We apologise for any inconvenience while these essential works take place and thank local residents and businesses for their patience and understanding.”

The council would like to thank United Utilities for making a GBP10,000 contribution towards the cost of this resurfacing scheme as a goodwill gesture, following the company’s recent water main refurbishment programme in this area.

Local residents have been informed about the resurfacing works and are asked to ensure their vehicles are moved away from each evening’s work section by 6pm each evening to allow installation of temporary safety fencing to protect the public while the council’s contractor is working on site.