Following the announcement of the new National Productivity Investment Fund in January 2017, Cumbria County Council has received £ 4.606m . This funding has to be spent on projects throughout Cumbria to reduce congestion at key locations, upgrade or improve the maintenance of local highways assets and to improve access to employment and housing sites. The funding has to be spent in the financial year 2017/18.
To meet the funding timescales and budget projects have been identified in each District area throughout Cumbria, to cover the following criteria:
Widening of highway to improve flow of traffic and highways asset improvement in Workington.
Improve access to unlock development sites in Barrow.
Construction of additional inbound lane to reduce congestion at junctions to support economic growth in Carlisle.
Road widening on approach to key roundabout to support and unlock the delivery of additional employment land in Penrith.
Road maintenance scheme to access a key public service in Whitehaven.
Road widening scheme and improved access to employment sites in Kendal and Burneside.
Enhance communications and control at signalised junctions to reduce congestion in urban centres across Cumbria.