Carlisle City Council paid £290,000 more than expected for new Harraby cycle circuit
Carlisle City Council has had to fork out almost £290,000 extra than it expected to deliver a new state-of-the-art cycle track.
The specialist circuit in Harraby - which cost a total of £1m - formally opened in January and has been hailed a huge success by the authority.
However, the project to build the track was hit by complications when it was discovered some of the ground surrounding the track wasn't suitable for heavy machinery.
Extra work was needed to make sure the project could be completed with the city council, as the accountable body, forced to stump up the extra money.
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