Call for new limits on narrow road
Published at 11:07, Thursday, 23 February 2012
LEGAL restrictions could be introduced on a narrow road on which a wagon recently overturned on a sharp bend.
The HGV came off Red Beck Road on December 20 after the driver’s sat nav took him along the road he had not driven along before.
The driver, who was going to Eskett Quarry, released himself from the vehicle, receiving minor injuries.
Now, as a result of this incident and a number of similar examples over the past 10 years, Cumbria County Council is to look into the possibility of introducing a weight or width restriction on the road that is just north of Cleator Moor that links Wath Brow and Kirkland.
As a direct result of the December incident, signs were installed to advise motorists that the road in unsuitable for HGVs, however some are ignoring this warning.
Members of Cumbria County Council’s local committee for Copeland will therefore be told tomorrow (Friday) that a permanent traffic regulation order should be introduced.
If councillors are minded to agree the recommendation, a general consultation with the public will be launched to gauge local opinion, and a decision will be taken after that. No specific weights or widths have yet been suggested.
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
- Albion Square celebrates official opening
- American Wrestling Show
- Wasdale Show 2014
- Curator Harry helped bring Beilby Goblet to Whitehaven
- The last mayor of Whitehaven
- West Cumbrian winners celebrate at CN Group Business Awards (1 comment)
- Poets corner at Mirehouse
- Celtic take first points from leaders
- Empty spaces in Whitehaven's multi-storey, but there's nowhere to park (9 comments)
- ‘The successful candidate must work with everyone’ (2 comments)
- Two retail giants quitting Carlisle (36 comments)
- Fight to block £20 parking charge stepped up by campaigners (21 comments)
- Girl, 7, conned into sending nude photos to internet sex predator (11 comments)
- New headline act for Carlisle's Christmas festivities (14 comments)
- New report tells how Talkin Tarn could become self-financing (10 comments)
- Cost of on-street parking charges revealed by Cumbria council (105 comments)
- Cumbria council hires PR guru - at cost of £700 a day (83 comments)
- Anger over plan to charge £20 to park outside your home in Cumbria (69 comments)
- Carlisle's The Lanes shopping centre on verge of expansion (56 comments)
- New KFC restaurant will create up to 40 jobs in Cumbria (50 comments)