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£1m upgrade of A69 in Carlisle starts

Part of the A69 Warwick Road Credit: Google Maps

A million pound upgrade of two junctions on the A69 in Carlisle has begun.

Improvements will be made to the Montgomery Way and Eastern Way junctions, with the bend being made wider to allow for better flow of traffic.

The work will last for around six months, according the Cumbria County Council.

The scheme has received some controversy, after the original proposals included a new extra lane and the chopping down of trees.

We’ve worked really closely with local residents around Warwick Road to design a scheme which takes on board their views and opinions.

Throughout the works, there will be temporary traffic lights in operation either at one of the junctions or at times both. Delays to journey times are likely and therefore we’d ask the public to consider using junctions 42 and 44 where possible as alternative routes into Carlisle.

I’m confident that the improvements will make a positive impact on traffic flow in and out of the city."

– Councillor Keith Little, Cumbria County Council Cabinet Member for Highways

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Warwick Road traffic plans set for scrap

Over 2,000 people signed a petition against the plans in July Credit: Google maps

A controversial £1million scheme to put an extra lane on a Carlisle road looks set to be thrown out.

Cumbria County Council's plan to widen Warwick Road has been met with opposition from some residents. Carlisle City Council is expected to withdraw support for the proposal at a meeting tonight.