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Road improvements schemes set for Kendal

Mintsfeet road and Shap road, Kendal Photo: Google maps

Two road improvement schemes are set to take place in Kendal.

Cumbria County Council say the schemes will be funded from a £4.6million grant they've received from the Department for Transport.

The funding is intended to improve the county’s highway network as part of the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF), and will be used to improve local roads, cut congestion and improve journey times.

The two schemes are:

  • At the junction of Mintsfeet Road and Shap Road, Kendal: "The scheme would see either traffic signals or a mini roundabout at this location, in order to ease traffic congestion within this area of the town and to improve access to employment sites in the Mintsfeet Industrial Estate. The proposed works would commence in early 2018."
  • "Along Hollins Lane, Burneside, near Kendal. The scheme would see widening of a section of Hollins Lane adjacent to Burneside Cricket Club in order to improve access from the A591 to Burneside."
Hollins Lane, Burneside Credit: Google maps

The proposed changes are available to view on the county website.

Members of the public are invited to send their comments to the council by emailing NPIF@cumbria.gov.uk, by Friday 30 June.

Drop-in events are also set as follows:

  • A drop-in event for the Mintsfeet scheme is planned at the Bindloss Room, Kendal Town Hall on Wednesday 21st June, between 4pm and 7pm
  • A drop-in event is also planned for the Burneside scheme at the Burneside Cricket Club on Thursday 22nd June, between 4pm and 7pm

Members of the team will be at both events to answer any questions.

The council say the two schemes only form part of a larger programme of improvement works in the area.