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Friday, 24 October 2014

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Chance to comment on proposed changes to West Cumbrian speed limits

Speed limits on 11 major roads through West Cumbria will change if a Cumbria County Council scheme goes ahead.

Six of the proposed changes would see speed limits increase, or existing 40mph or national speed limits get extended.

The proposals are now in a consultation period until Friday, August 22.

The council held drop-in events across the area this week to allow people to comment on the changes.

The final drop-in event will be in Keswick Town Hall, between 2pm and 5pm, on Tuesday.

Members of the council’s Allerdale local committee will consider the plans later this year, with any approved changes coming into effect in 2015.

The proposed changes include:

l 40mph stretch of the A596 Flimby to Maryport will be extended to the boundary of Flimby

l A594 Dearham to Maryport will increase from 30mph to 40mph

l 30mph stretch of the A5086 Gote Brow to Cockermouth will increase to 40mph

l A596 Northside Road will return to 40mph between Northside Roundabout and Calva Brow mini-roundabout, as it was prior to the 2009 floods

l 40mph limit through Branthwaite will be reduced to 30mph

l 40mph limit between Harker Marsh and Dearham will be extended to the boundary of Dearham

l Approach to Seaton from Broughton Moor will be reduced from a national speed limit to 40mph

l National speed limit stretch of Lowca Lane, between Seaton and Siddick, will be reduced to 40mph

l A short 40mph stretch will be introduced at Prospect Farm and a 30mph limit will be introduced on roads close to residential areas and the school

l National speed limit stretch of Low Road, Cockermouth, will be extended to the town boundary.

To comment, visit www.cumbria.gov.uk/allerdalespeedlimits

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