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Whitehaven ground investigation to start

Ground investigation is to start on a road scheme in Whitehaven this week.

Ground investigation works will start today (Monday 9 July) on a £2.5M highways improvement scheme for Whitehaven. The scheme is designed to help pave the way for significant new development in the town’s North Shore area.

From Monday in house geotechncial staff will be undertaking trial pits in order to understand the ground conditions and the location, depth and condition of statutory infrastructure and utilities on the site.

The project will reconfigure a road junction at Bransty Row/North Shore Road to ease congestion, improve traffic flow and enhance road safety for drivers and pedestrians. 

£1.66M of funding for the highways improvement scheme has been secured from the government’s National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF), together with a £834,000 contribution from BEC (formerly Britain’s Energy Coast).

Together with partners including Cumbria County Council, Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners and Copeland Borough Council, BEC will be bringing forward a regeneration scheme for the North Shore.

BEC CEO Michael Pemberton said: “We are pleased to see the county council reach this key milestone and support their team to advance the programme that will not only bring positive changes ahead of our North Shore development but much needed improvements for the wider road infrastructure in the town.”


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