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Work to improve A590 for cyclists

The A590 will be closed overnight Credit: PA

The A590 will be closed overnight for up to two nights next week, as work takes place to improve cyclist crossing points.

The £30,000 Highways England project will get underway at Canny Hill Junction, at Newby Bridge near Ulverston.

New signs and road markings will be provided, in part to raise driver awareness of cyclists crossing the single carriageway section of the A590.

It's part of £100 million of funding from Highways England to improve facilities and safety for cyclists over the next five years.

This is important work to improve safety along the A590 at Newby Bridge which will particularly benefit cyclists.

We’ll need to close the carriageway for a night or 2 to deliver the safety improvements and, as that involves quite a lengthy diversion, we’re advising drivers to plan their journeys and leave an extra 25 minutes or so to take the diversion.”

– Highways England project manager Peter Gee

The project is due to start on Monday (19 October) and be finished by Friday 30 October.

An overnight closure – between 8pm and 6am – will take place on Tuesday night (20 October) with a second on Thursday night (22 October) if needed.

Overnight working will also involve temporary traffic lights and a 40mph speed limit past the road works.

When the A590 is closed, a diversion – via Windermere - will operate between the Newby Bridge and Brettargh Hold roundabouts along the A592 and A591.

A590 reopened after 3 car collision

Road traffic collision A590 Credit: ITV Border

Police were called today to reports of a three vehicle collision on the A590 close to Greenodd Ulverston.

The vehicles below were involved in the collision:

  • - A Red Skoda Fabia, driven by a 54 year old female from Lancashire
  • - A grey Renault Scenic, driven by a 43 year old woman from Ulverston
  • - A Silver Vauxhall driven by a 48 year old woman from Ulverston

All three drivers received treatment for minor injuries at the scene.

The road was closed for a time following the collision to allow police investigation and for recovery of vehicles.

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Man found with knife on A590

Man found with knife on A590 Credit: ITV Border

In the early hours of this morning, police were called to the A590, near Newby Bridge.

There were concerns for the welfare of a man who was reported to have a knife.

Officers negotiated with the man and he was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital.

There was no perceived threat to the members of the public.

Operation Natterjack focuses on A590

The police say in the last year there has been 114 accidents on the road that have caused injuries or deaths. Credit: PA

Cumbria Police are launching a two day campaign to catch drivers breaking the law on the A590.

152 drivers were recently caught in a two-week operation on the A66. Police used an unmarked lorry in the last Operation Natterjack. 90 cars were stopped for using mobile phones, others were caught overtaking on solid white lines or for speeding.


Man, 19, dies following road traffic collision

A 19-year-old man has died after a road traffic collision this morning, August 2.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the A590 at Low Field Bridge about 5:15am.

The collision involved an HGV and a Black Vauxhall Corsa, driven by the 19-year-old from Barrow.

The driver of the HGV, a 39-year-old man from Waberthwaite, was uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision or to the movements of the vehicles prior to the collision.

Anyone with information can contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for PC Mark Clarke or Sgt Chris O’Hare of the South Roads Policing Unit at Ulverston.

A590 closed following serious accident

The A590 is closed in both directions following a serious road traffic collision at Lindal in Ulverston.

The accident happened at around 5am and involved a Vauxhall Corsa and an HGV.

The 19-year-old driver of the Vauxhall Corsa, who is a man from Barrow, was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital after suffering life threatening injuries.

The 39-year-old driver of the HGV, from Waberthwaite, suffered no injuries.

The fire service, air ambulance, and highway agency attended the scene.

The road is closed in both directions and will remain closed for the next three to four hours.

Police are asking motorists to avoid the driver and said light traffic can use the A5087 between Barrow and Ulverston.

HGV's are being asked to park up and wait or use A595 and A5092.

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