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Road works planned for Kendal

The road will be closed for a single day. Credit: PA

Work is set to begin on a new traffic control system in Kendal, at the junction of Highgate and Lowther Street.

Construction will start on 12 May, and the work will include installation of new cross-carriageway ducting, the cutting of new detector loops and the installation of associated cabling and control equipment.

Allhallows Lane will be closed on Sunday 22 May to accommodate the work - the closure will be from Allhallows Lane/Strickland Gate to Allhallows Lane/Low Fellside corner.

It's due to be completed by Friday 27 May.

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Police appeal to help finding missing Kendal teen

Courtney Cook Credit: Cumbria Police

Police say they are concerned for the safety of a missing 16-year-old girl from Kendal.

Courtney Cook was last spotted on Saturday at around 8:30pm in the Hutton area of the town.

She is described as white and slim with collar length red hair. She was last seen wearing a grey tracksuit top, grey tracksuit trousers, a grey hoody, grey trainers and a blue hat.

Courtney has links to the Blackpool area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.

Kendal's £24m flood defence scheme "will protect 1,340 properties"

A multi-million pounds scheme for Kendal to protect it from future flooding will protect over a thousands homes and businesses.

The Government announced a £24million investment yesterday for projects to stop the River Kent from flooding in the Kendal, Staveley and Burneside areas.

It's estimated that 1,340 properties will be give better protection with a combination of upstream storage and walls and embankments built through the town.

A further £9.4million pounds will be spent in Appleby, Flimby, Eamont Bridge, Wigton, Pooley Bridge, Rickerby Park and Braithwaite.

Appleby will see new defences and improvements protecting 179 properties while Eamont Bridge’s scheme will protect 60 properties.

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Kendal footbridge closed after flood damage found

Dockray Bridge Credit: ITV Border

A decision has been taken by Cumbria County Council to close Dockray Footbridge in Kendal, following further inspections.

Work is underway to repair damage thought to have been caused by the widespread flooding in December.

No major damage was found after initial inspections were made, however the council say that they've since found a significant scour at the base of the bridge.

The Dockray Footbridge is expected to remain closed until the end of next week Credit: ITV Border

“Dockray Footbridge was inspected immediately following the December floods. This was a visual and underwater inspection, at that time river levels were high and results showed no evidence of significant damage.

"Since then and as water levels have continued to drop the county council has conducted a programme of re-inspection.”

– CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL

The council hope that the bridge will be open by the end of next week but say it could take longer depending on river levels.

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