Local MP Tim Farron is calling on the Department for Transport and Cumbria County Council to press ahead with plans for a northern relief road in Kendal after traffic bedlam once again brought the town to a standstill.
Heavy traffic was diverted through the centre of Kendal yesterday after the M6 was closed due to a lorry catching fire.
Tim said: "How many more times has this got to happen before those in power wake up and realise that Kendal desperately needs a northern relief road.
"For the sake of building just a two mile single-carriageway road, we could solve this problem and actually make our town centre a far more friendlier place for people to walk and cycle, rather than full of cars stuck in frustrating traffic jams.
"So my message to the Government and the county council is this: please, no more delay. Get on with it and get it built."