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Victoria Bridge closure shows urgent need for Kendal bypass - MP

July 24, 2019 11:53 AM

South Lakes MP Tim Farron says the closure of Victoria Bridge in Kendal shows the need for a relief road for the town.

The road has been closed due to urgent repairs that need to take place leading to heavy delays in the centre of Kendal.

Tim said: "With the closure of Victoria Bridge we are once again seeing Kendal at gridlock.

"This should only be a temporary closure, but we know every time that there is an accident or closure then Kendal becomes logjammed.

"Given the narrow streets and bridges, our town centre isn't designed for modern traffic and therefore it doesn't take a lot for things to go wrong.

"A northern relief road would take lorries and other traffic out of the town centre, be more resilient to events and enable us to make the town centre more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists."