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Resurfacing works set to start on the A7 in Carlisle

The work will begin on Tuesday 29 August Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria County Council are set to start resurfacing work on the A7 on Scotland Road and Kingstown Road in Carlisle. The work will begin on Tuesday 29 August and is expected to last nine nights, not including weekends.

The work will happen between 7pm and 6am under temporary traffic lights. The cost of the work is said to be around £200,000. Efforts will be made to keep disruption to a minimum:

  • The main works between Bannatynes gym and the Lowry Hill traffic lights will likely cause the most disruption, expected to take 7 nights to complete.
  • The Northbound and Southbound approaches to the Lowry Hill pedestrian crossing, expected to take one night to complete.
  • The Northbound approach to the Kingstown pedestrian crossing and the parking bays outside Kingstown Post Office, expected to take one night.


Travel delays expected as A75 Collin bypass repairs begin

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Drivers are facing delays on one of the main roads through southern Scotland from this evening.

The A75 Collin bypass near Dumfries is being resurfaced over 12 nights, from tonight until Sunday 20 August.

The £880k repair project will fix potholes and structural cracking.

The works are programmed to run overnight, with diversions in place.

The westbound bus stop on the A75 will be temporarily relocated to the B724 adjacent to the Collin Waste Water Treatment Works entrance.

Cumbria train stations among worst in the country for delays and cancellations

Over 12% of journeys from Penrith station are delayed by more than ten minutes Credit: PA

Railway stations in Cumbria are among the worst in the country for delays and cancellations, according to Network Rail data.

Over 12% of journeys from Penrith station are delayed by more than ten minutes or cancelled, with 11% at Aspatria and Ravenglass stations. The Sunday Times analyised 2.8million train arrivals from Network Rail data.

A68 road closure announced

A68 Credit: ITV Border

The A68 north of Lauder will be closed for three nights at the end of August.

It'll be shut between Wiselawmill and Carfraemill from 8pm to 6am from Monday 28th August to Wednesday 30th August, for resurfacing and work on its verges.

There'll be some disruption during the day on the following Thursday as well, with temporary traffic lights in place.

Lake District road named one of top to avoid in UK

Drivers are advised to avoid the A590 Credit: Google maps

A road in the Lake District has been named one of the top eight to avoid in the UK.

The A590, the main road to the Lake District, runs north-east to south-west from M6 junction 36.

Waze, the Google owned sat nav app, has released the research.

Drivers in Scotland should also be aware that on the last weekend of August, there are around three times more trips going to Edinburgh than a usual June or September weekend.


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