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16 February 2016

Junction improvement work in Kendal restarts

Road works sign

Improvement work on the Romney Road and Milnthorpe Road junction in Kendal is to resume from Monday 22 February.

In January, Cumbria County Council began works at this location to improve the operation of the junction for vehicles and pedestrians.

However, to help minimise congestion and disruption in Kendal, these works were halted when Victoria Bridge was closed as a result of recent flood damage.

Now that Victoria Bridge has reopened following the completion of repair work and diversions in Kendal have subsequently been lifted, work will resume on Romney Road / Milnthorpe Road to complete the junction improvement.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place during these works, and the lights will be operated manually at peak times to help reduce congestion. This is a key junction in the town and there will inevitably be some disruption while work takes place.

Councillor Keith Little, Cumbria County Council Cabinet member for highways, said: “I’m pleased that we’ve been able to reopen Victoria Bridge after repairing damage caused in the floods. We appreciate that the bridge closure caused disruption getting around the town and we’d like to thank drivers for their patience during this period. The Romney Road junction improvement works were suspended to try to ease congestion during the bridge closure but now we can get on with completing this work as soon as possible.”

It is anticipated that the works will be completed by mid-March, subject to weather conditions. Drivers are advised to allow extra time for journeys around the town during this period.

Note: During the works, vehicles will not be able to exit Romney Road on to Milnthorpe Road due to a temporary road closure. Vehicles will be diverted via Lound Road and Milnthorpe Road.

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Improvement work on the Romney Road and Milnthorpe Road junction in Kendal is to resume from Monday 22 February