John Stevenson MP for Carlisle has welcomed Government support to enable the ring road around Carlisle to become a reality.
The project had a shortfall but after months of lobbying Government Ministers and the Chancellor, John Stevenson MP is delighted that Government has committed the money to fill this shortfall.
John Stevenson MP said ‘Completing the ring road will hugely benefit and improve infrastructure in and around Carlisle. Over a year ago, Government announced £102 million towards the project which was welcomed by residents and businesses alike. Given the scale of the project, there was a shortfall to enable the completion of the ring road in its entirety; which would transform travel to and from Carlisle, especially for those based on the West of the city.
I have spent months speaking to Ministers and after a number of meetings with Treasury, I am delighted that the Chancellor has agreed to cover the shortfall which will allow the ring road around Carlisle to be started and completed as intended.’
The ring road is set to be completed in 2024.