Major road revamp announced for Penrith

More than £200,000 is to be spent on improving one of the busiest road routes in Cumbria.

The £220,000 project will see major carriageway repairs to several roads into Penrith.

Scotland Road, Stricklandgate, Duke Street, Wilson Row, Corney Square and Portland Place will be the focus of the three week scheme.

Costs for the project are being shared between Cumbria County Council and funds from central government.

A county council spokesman said: "While we appreciate this scheme is going to disrupt traffic, it is essential work and can only be done under road closures.

"These roads are on one of the main routes into Penrith and it's important they are repaired and revamped and people will really feel the benefits once the work is completed.

"We are also trying to encourage better driver behaviour and improve the local visual environment by making these alterations to Wilson Row."

The first phase of the work is due to begin on 27 September.

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