Ministers visit A590

The A590 Photo: ITV Border

Transport minister Stephen Hammond is touring accident blackspots along the A590 in Cumbria with local MPs Tim Farron and John Woodcock.

There have been almost 300 accidents along a stretch of the road in the past five years, eight of them fatal and thirty three of them serious.

Residents have been camapigning for improvements for the past ten years. Funding has been committed to making improvements including a roundabout at Greenodd.

MPs and councillors will today push for a commitment as to when work will start.

There have been hundreds of accidents on the road Credit: ITV Border