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11 March 2022

Penrith's highways are being improved

Cumbria County Council has completed two important road improvement projects at Inglewood Road / Salkeld Road and Portland Place in Penrith.

As part of the Penrith Parking and Movement Study, which was conducted between October 2019 and July 2020, Cumbria County Council, Eden District Council and Penrith Town Council, jointly funded a project to develop a parking and movement study for Penrith.  

The overarching aims of the study are to understand how existing parking provisions in Penrith could be improved, whilst maximising connectivity between car parks, for cyclists and walkers within the town centre, key employment areas and the bus and railway station.

The junction at Inglewood Road / Salkeld Road has been enhanced so that the area can be accessed by traffic easier, and pedestrians can cross the area safely.  A new footway at the junction has reduced the speed of vehicles turning left into Salkeld Road from the A6 Scotland Road.

Residents of Raiselands Croft have welcomed the provision of left and right turn lanes on the A6 as it has made it easier for them to enter and exit the estate. 

In Penrith, the road at Portland Place was widened to improve safety and allow for turning manoeuvres at the junction.  

Cumbria County Council contracted Metcalfe Civil Engineering to complete works in Portland Place, Inglewood Road, and Salkeld Road.

Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said:

"These important works in Penrith have now been completed. The improvements will enhance both road safety and traffic movement.”

“I would like to thank all the residents, businesses and visitors for their patience and support during the roadworks.”


Junction of Inglewood Road / Salkeld Road after the works were complete 


The road before the work began 


The road after the work was finalised. 


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Cumbria County Council has completed two important road improvement projects at Inglewood Road / Salkeld Road and Portland Place in Penrith.