Cumbria

Penrith faces two-week road closure

A busy road through a Cumbrian town has closed to allow sewage, gas and water connections to be installed for a new Booths superstore.

For two weeks, Brunswick Road, in Penrith, will be shut between its junction with Cromwell Road and Brunswick Terrace.

Separate diversion routes will be in place for northbound and southbound motorists.

However, there will be access for dismounted cyclists and pedestrians.

Councillor Helen Fearon said: "As the work is taking place on the narrowest part of Brunswick Road, it is neither feasible nor safe to carry it out without a road closure, and the presence of nearby residential properties rules out overnight working to speed up the closure period.

"We expect the contractors to carry out the work as quickly as possible and if they finish in less than two weeks the road would re-open earlier."

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