- introduction of traffic light controls on Bransty Row/North Shore Road junction
- improved pedestrian crossing points and links between the harbour, the new developments and the town centre's historic core
- enhancement of the road junction at Tangier Street/George Street to improve traffic flow and facilitate development
- relocation of southbound bus stop on Bransty Row and northbound bus stop to Tangier Street relocation and tripling of provision for taxis to reflect forecast increased footfall in the area
- reduction of the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph on a section of Bransty Row
- public realm improvements to enhance the gateway into Whitehaven.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Drop-In public consultation session on North Shore, Whitehaven plans at Tescos this afternoon
Residents of Whitehaven and others with an interest in traffic in the town are reminded that the second of two "Drop-in" public consultation sessions on the proposed highway improvements in the North Shore area will be held this afternoon and evening (Monday 23rd April 2018), from 3pm-7pm at the Tesco Superstore, Bransty Row, Whitehaven, CA28 7XY.
Details of the consultation on Cumbria County Council's proposals to improve road safety and traffic flows in the North Shore/Bransty Row area can be found on the council website at
The proposed scheme includes:
Local residents and anyone with an interest in the proposals are invited to have their say and let Cumbria County Council know your views.
It is worth adding that there are a number of planned developments in this part of town and it is the opinion of both highway officers and councillors that if those developments go ahead without anything being done to improve this stretch of road, traffic on the key Northern entrance and exit to the centre of Whitehaven will become seriously congested.
There is also a worrying accident rate among road users in this area of the town, particularly for pedestrians, and we want to make the area safer for road users.
I am not going to pretend that I think this scheme is perfect, but it is a considerable improvement on what is there now. The council has to make a decision this year or lose the opportunity to act, because the government has given a substantial but time-limited grant to improve traffic flows and road safety in the area and facilitate economic development.