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Carlisle residents angry at £1m road expansion plans

Warwick Road Photo: Google Maps

Angry residents on Carlisle's Warwick Road are protesting against a 'dangerous' £1million plan to widen the road.

Homes on this stretch of road were hit by the floods in December 2015 and the residents say they've just got their lives back to normal after the flooding, but now face more upset over the traffic plans.

Cumbria County Council wants to add an extra lane between the Rosehill Industrial Estate and Eastern Way to ease congestion, after securing £4.6million to upgrade roads across the county.

Credit: Google Maps

One of the issues residents raised is the removal of established trees and grass, in an area which has been hit by major floods twice in the past ten years.

The council says the plans will help ease congestion, in mind of plans to build 200 new homes near to the Rosehill Industrial estate.

Residents on Warwick Road are attending a drop-in session tonight at the Sheperds Inn, to voice their concerns to the council.

It's open to the public between 4.00pm and 7.00pm.