Inkerman Terrace closure - TWO DAYS TO GO
Just two days to go until Monday 7th September, when for about five weeks the A5094 in Whitehaven will be closed for repairs from the junction of Inkerman Terrace with the Loop road down to the garage at the junction with Coach Road.
Park Drive at the bottom of Midgey will also be closed to through traffic.
The one-way restriction on the Northern part of Foxhouses Road between the A5094 and Ehen Drive junctions will be lifted while the repairs are in process.
If you will have to get into the centre of Whitehaven, especially during rush hour, for the next few weeks, it is worth some careful thought about how to do so.
* If you are in a position to apply "modal shift" and walk in, this might be a very
good idea (and I will be taking my own advice on this.)
* The recommended route in is to take the Loop Road up to the pelican and turn 150
degrees left down New Road. This probably is the best route, but be prepared for
delays. This is also the recommended route out.
* Many people may be tempted to take other routes such as the St Bees Road or to go
through residential streets. If you do this, please assume that there will be
significant delays on these routes too, and please drive safely and carefully,
especially when near schools such as St James's and St Beghs. And be aware that
the congestion near these schools during the morning rush hour and at school
closing time will be terrible.
Almost all of the possible routes into Whitehaven other than the recommended route have sections where the narrowness of the road, combined with parked cars, make it impossible for cars to pass in opposite directions at the same time. Many of these sections may require considerable patience for the next few weeks.
It's going to be a difficult few weeks. A great pity these repairs could not have been done before the schools went back.