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14 June 2016

Road resurfacing work to start on A7 near Carlisle

Road works sign 

The works are being carried out by Connect Roads, on behalf of Cumbria County Council, and will involve resurfacing sections of the A7 between Greymoor Hill, Junction 44 of the M6, Carlisle, and Carlisle Road, Longtown.


Resurfacing will start on Monday 27 June and is expected to last until the end of July. The work will be carried out overnight as much as possible to minimise disruption to the travelling public.


To enable this work to be safely carried out, it will be necessary to temporarily close some sections of the A7 at any one time. As a result, a rolling road closure will operate between 7pm and 6am each night while works are carried out. A suitable signed diversion along the A6071 and M6 will be in place during this period. Access for emergency vehicles, pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be maintained at all times.


Councillor Keith Little, Cumbria County Council Cabinet member for highways, said: “This essential road maintenance work will replace worn-out sections of the A7 with a new, hard-wearing surface, making journeys much smoother for drivers. Parts of the road will need to be closed to allow these works to be done safely and much the resurfacing will be done overnight when the road is less busy. We’re working closely with our contractor to try to minimise the impact of the works but there will inevitably be some disruption and we apologise for any inconvenience. We would ask drivers to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys during this period.”
Essential road repairs and maintenance work will be carried out on the A7, near Carlisle, starting later this month.