Carlisle MP John Stevenson hosted Roads Minister, and neighbouring colleague, Guy Opperman MP to demonstrate the urgent need for investment into the A69. This includes the full dualling of the road between Carlisle and Newcastle, and the de-trunking of the road in the Warwick Bridge area.
Speaking John said “The A69 is a major route linking west to east and is used regularly by many residents, visitors and businesses. There is an extremely strong economic case for dualling the road in its entirety.
Not only that, dualling the A69 would reduce travel times and make the road a safer route to travel. Sadly just last week, we saw two major accidents which resulted in loss of life, and severe disruption, with the A69 closed in both directions twice in one day.
I have long since lobbied for improvements to the A69 however this situation cannot be allowed to go on. I am asking Government to look into this request as a matter of urgency and I will happily work with all parties to get these road improvements over the line.”