Show image

Carlisle Southern Link Road (CSLR)

Client Cumbria County Council
Project Value £112m
Status Ongoing

Capita is a longstanding supplier to Cumbria County Council and has a track record of adding value in delivering major infrastructure consultancy services.  We are delighted to have been appointed by the Council as Lead Consultant for the remaining stages of the £112m Carlisle Southern Link Road project.   

We have been supporting the Council on the CSLR project since 2015 and have provided a full range of consultancy services necessary to develop a Strategic Outline Business Case, Outline Business Case, and prepare a planning application.  We have also been integral in public consultation and played a key role in securing the Housing Infrastructure Funding necessary to deliver the project.

We will now be leading on the Statutory Processes and Detailed Design, and then provide support during Construction and Handover.

 This contract is evidence of the confidence and trust that the Council has in our ability to deliver major transportation and highway schemes.  It also demonstrates our commitment to build on our existing relationship with the Council and support their Social Value objectives.

Once complete in 2023, CSLR will provide strategic connectivity between Junction 42 of the M6 with the A595 to the west.  It will also relieve congestion in the historic city of Carlisle and deliver the access and network capacity to enable the successful and accelerated delivery of St Cuthbert's Garden Village. The Garden Village provides a long-term growth site for the City Council to deliver up to 10,000 new homes over the next 20 to 30 years. 

 Key features of the CSLR project include:

  • 8.1km of new link road,
  • New junctions linking existing radial routes into Carlisle and St. Cuthbert’s Garden Village,
  • A 180m long, 3 span bridge over Cumbrian Coast Railway line and the River Caldew,
  • Two single span bridges crossing the River Petteril and West Coast Main Line,
  • Four roundabouts,
  • 12km of shared use path (cyclists and pedestrians) including shared use cycle bridges, and
  • One underpass for a diverted Public Rights of Way.


For further details on the project please contact Warren Rocca, Capita Technical Director.

Related Links

  • Share