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Multi-million pound improvement plan finalised for Whitehaven junction

Designs have been finalised for a £2.5m scheme to improve the entrance into Whitehaven.

Cumbria County Council is proposing to reconfigure the junction at Bransty Row and North Shore Road, which will help to pave the way for significant new development.

Credit: Cumbria County Council

The scheme aims to ease congestion, improve traffic flow and enhance road safety for both drivers and pedestrians.

The council are now seeking to appoint a contractor to carry out the improvements.

Junction at Bransty Row and North Shore Road Credit: Google Maps

"This scheme will not only unlock substantial new investment in Whitehaven but also improve traffic flow and road safety at a key junction. Changes have been made to the original designs, including enhanced provision for cyclists, people with disabilities and the partially sighted, to take account of feedback from the public. The public drop-in sessions next week will give people an opportunity to view the finalised design and find out more about the scheme."

– David Haughian, Programme Lead for Cumbria County Council

The council will be holding public drop-in sessions on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 17th April, 3pm-7pm at Tesco Superstore, Bransty row, Whitehaven
  • Thursday 18th April, 1pm- 5pm at The Bransty Arch, Bransty Row, Whitehaven

Work is expected to start on the site in the early summer 2019 with completion scheduled to be completed by early spring 2020.