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08 February 2021

Council seeks your ideas and views to improve county highways network

Cumbria County Council’s Highways Service has launched an online survey to understand the views and needs of local people and highways users.

The survey is part of a project to develop and improve the highways service, ensuring the network meets the needs of local communities, businesses and visitors. 

From improving the planning of routine and emergency roadworks, to the reporting of road faults or defects, we need to understand your views to help us improve the service for all its users.

Cumbria has the fourth largest road network in the country, with almost 5,000 miles of carriageway, 3,000 miles of footways and cycleways, 145,000 gullies and 45,000 light columns to maintain all year round. 

Ensuring the highway network is effectively maintained and in a safe condition for all road users is a priority for Cumbria County Council and its Members. The council recognises the importance of the county’s highway network in keeping our communities connected, and helping our local businesses to thrive, as well as making Cumbria such a popular and accessible tourist destination for more than 10 million visitors we typically welcome each year.

As a part of the County Council’s commitment to improving the lives of people through an effectively managed highways network, we are exploring new ways to improve services and further develop the communication channels residents can access to interact with us. 

The online survey is anonymous, consisting of 18 questions and will take approximately 4 to 5 minutes to complete.

Cllr Keith Little, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said:

“I’d urge all drivers and road users of the highway network in Cumbria to complete this short online survey. Understanding the views and needs of local residents, businesses and commuters is key to ensuring the network is safe, reliable and efficient, and helps us to identify where improvements are required.”



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Cumbria County Council’s Highways Service has launched an online survey to understand the views and needs of local people and highways users.