Weight restriction to be introduced on road near Penrith
Last updated at 12:30, Thursday, 02 August 2012
A weight restriction is being introduced on a minor road near Penrith to prevent serious damage from lorries.
Vehicles of more than 7.5 tonnes are to be banned from Mile Lane (U3484) following a decision by the county council’s local committee for Eden.
The road is not designed for heavy traffic but lorries use it to travel between the A66 and industrial premises west of Penrith and Gilwilly Industrial Estate.
This has resulted in serious damage to the road surface.
The alternative route for heavy vehicles currently using Mile Lane will be Haweswater Road.
Martin Stephenson, chairman of Eden Local Committee, said: “Mile Lane was never designed for frequent use by heavy goods vehicles – as can be seen with the ongoing problem of serious damage to the road.
“Unfortunately the remedial work we’ve carried out previously is now no longer enough to prevent the carriageway deteriorating and as the cost of making it suitable for heavy goods vehicles would run into hundreds of thousands of pounds, imposing the weight restriction is the best solution.”
First published at 11:26, Thursday, 02 August 2012
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