Road junction improvement for Whitehaven

Works completed on road junction improvement for Whitehaven

A £2.5m highways improvement scheme to transform a gateway into Whitehaven has been completed.

Cumbria County Council has delivered the project, designed to ease congestion and improve road safety with a clearer road layout for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

Access to a Tesco superstore, the re-developed 'Bus Station' and train station have been improved and pedestrian access has been enhanced with a new set of traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.

Other improvements include the creation of a pocket park, installation of planters in the central reservation and an interpretation board giving a history of the area with archive photographs and information on the Bransty Arch.

The works have also helped pave the way for significant new development in the town's North Shore area, including the redevelopment of the old bus station.

The County Council secured £1.66m of funding for the highways upgrade scheme from the government's National Productivity Investment Fund, together with a £834,000 contribution from BEC, to support the North Shore regeneration. Local company Thomas Armstrong Ltd was the Council's main contractor for the project.

completed works


completed works


completed works


completed works


completed works


completed works


completed works


completed works


completed works

Before: Old taxi rank and pavement outside Wetherspoons

Before - Old taxi rank and pavement outside Wetherspoons

Now: New loading bay and bus stop and new paving

Now - New loading bay and bus stop and new paving

Before: Old tired looking pavement area

Before - Old tired looking pavement area

Now: New paving and post box moved to the back of the pavement

Now - New paving and post box moved to the back of the pavement

Before: North Shore Road, no pavement on the opposite side

Before - North Shore Road, no pavement on the opposite side

Now: North Shore Road, with a new pavement and wall on the opposite side, and a new taxi bay on the near side.

Now - North Shore Road, with a new pavement and wall on the opposite side, and a new taxi bay on the near side

Before: Old patch of grass next to Wetherspoons

Before - Old patch of grass next to Wetherspoons

Now: Creation of a new pocket park (still under construction) next to Wetherspoons

Now - Creation of a new pocket park (still under construction) next to Wetherspoons

Before: Junction of New Road and Bransty Road

Before - Junction of New Road and Bransty Road

Now: New road surface and re-lined

Now - New road surface and re-lined

Before: New Road

Before - New Road

Now: New Road, resurfaced and lined

Now - New Road, resurfaced and lined

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