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02 November 2018

County council welcomes government commitment to investing in Cumbria's roads

In response to today's announcement regarding the Secretary of State’s ‘cast-iron commitment to Cumbria’s roads’, Cumbria County Council has issued the following statement.

Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said:

“Cumbria County Council has worked hard to lobby Government over a number of years to raise awareness of the various challenges facing Cumbria’s roads.

“We welcome today’s announcement and the Department for Transport’s commitment to investing in Cumbria’s transport network. The A595 is a vital artery connecting communities and the proposed investment would be key to achieving improved road safety, enhanced connectivity and stimulate economic growth. I look forward to the outcome of the consultation and encourage local people to respond.

“I am also very pleased that the Secretary of State is continuing his dialogue about the critical need to upgrade the Cumbrian Coast Line. The upgrade of this line is really important for our communities and businesses and the long term prosperity of Cumbria and I hope a positive decision will be reached.”


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In response to today's announcement regarding the Secretary of State’s ‘cast-iron commitment to Cumbria’s roads’, Cumbria County Council has issued the following statement.