Traffic management and planned work in Carlisle

  • 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.

  • Projects 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 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 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.

    We're aiming to finish the construction elements of work in early July 2020 and we can then carry out the final connections and tests. The pipe will then be put back into use and the working areas cleared which we expect will be towards the end of July.


  • Project 10 - Denton Street, Charlotte Street and Milbourne Street

    Work will start on Monday 29 June to renew the water pipes along Milbourne Street, Charlotte Street and Denton Street.

    To complete the work safely, we will need to have some temporary traffic management and signed diversions will be in place.

    Milbourne Street: Will be closed at the junction of Bridge Street for approximately 4 weeks.  Access to Milbourne Court and People First Cumbria will be via Charlotte Street. 

    Charlotte Street: Will have two-way temporary traffic lights near to Madford Retail Park for approximately 2 weeks.

    Denton Street: Will be closed at the junction of Nelson Bridge for approximately 4 weeks. 

    Thank you for your continued patience while we're working to improve the water pipe network in Carlisle. 

  • 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.