Improving transport in Penrith for residents, businesses and visitors
When planning for the future, we need to make sure we’ve taken every step to reduce congestion on our main roads and in the town centre.
We are already looking into how we can best manage increased traffic on our major routes in a way that is good for Penrith and Eden.
Penrith already benefits from excellent transport links and the proposed dualling of the A66 will further improve journey times. Our review will cover everything from improving traffic flows at Kemplay roundabout to ensuring public transport services link to the town centre and train station.
The Masterplan is not fully reliant on a Northern Relief Road. Alternative solutions include upgrading existing roads, improving junctions on the A66 to reduce congestion and adding new bus routes to serve our three new villages and employment areas.
The proposed location of the new Beacon Villages would naturally see more vehicle movements being taken from Junction 41 which is an underutilised motorway junction.
It has been suggested that a flyover could be developed at the junction of the A6 and A66, but do we want such a construction to dominate the eastern approach to the Lake District and a key route in to Penrith?
If we are going to have more people in Penrith, there needs to be some thought about the roads because it can already get choked up at rush hour.
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