Traffic management and planned work in Carlisle

  • Projects 4 and 5 - Warwick Road

    We understand our work along Warwick Road has caused traffic delays and we really do appreciate your patience.

    There are two large pipes that run along Warwick Road which help us to distribute water around the city. We've replaced one of the pipes, and have made some changes to the flow direction, so we can replace the water pipe on the southern side of Warwick Road. This stage of work started on Thursday 9th January and around 90% of the new pipe in now installed.

    There's a one-way system in place from Monday 20th January for traffic heading west into the city centre on Warwick Road. The diversion route is clearly signed to direct traffic onto Victoria Place and Lismore Place until summer 2020.  For safety Broad Street at the junction of Warwick Road is closed.

    Greystone Road at the junction of Warwick Road is currently closed and there are two-way traffic lights while we're working.  These are expected to be in place until the end of May 2020, thanks for bearing with us and we're sorry that the road is closed for longer than initially planned.

    We'll need to put some traffic lights in place at Botcherby Bridge once our work at the junction of Greystone Road is completed.  The lights are required so our team can safely connect the new pipes and start testing.

    We're aiming to finish the construction elements of work in early June 2020 and will then carry out the final tests, before putting the pipe back into use and move on to the next stage of work.


  • Project 4 - Field next to Carlisle Youth Zone

    We still have a little more work to complete and expect to be finished in this location in Autumn 2020.

  • Project 4 - Field at the junction of Montgomery Way and Durranhill Road

    Inserting new sections of pipe into the existing water pipe which runs along Montgomery Way towards Victoria Road. This work will continue until Autumn 2020.

  • Project 10 - Lorne Street

    We've removed the traffic management and will need to return to carry out some pipe connections.  This will take place once the demolition of the former Central Plaza hotel is completed.

  • Overnight work

    As work is completed on the larger pipes, we'll then start to clean the smaller pipe network.  This work often takes place at night when there is less demand for water and involves using high pressure water jetting to flush the pipes and remove any mineral deposits. 

    The team work in stages and move through the pipe network to flush the smaller water pipes. We use equipment that will generate noise, however our teams will do all they can to ensure any disruption is kept to an absolute minimum.

    We've temporarily put the smaller pipe cleaning work on hold, but before we start any work we'll send a card to let you know when we'll be working in your area.

    If you have any queries about our cleaning work please give us a call on 0345 075 0717 and we'll be happy to help.

  • Tait Street

    Our wastewater team will be working on Tait Street at the junction of Cecil Street to repair a sewer pipe from Monday 4th May. The work is expected to take 5 days to complete.