Police are warning motorists to expect traffic disruption in north Cumbria tomorrow.
An abnormal load is being escorted from Carlisle to Blenkinsopp in Northumberland via the A689 into Crosby Village and onto the A69.
The load will start to be moved at around 9am and police say drivers should expect delays until 1pm.
Roadworks are taking place on a number of roads in Cumbria next week:
- M6 Junction 38 Brough to Junction 39 Shap - work to resurface sections of the southbound carriageway near Tebay Services is due to start on Monday 21 September. Contractors will also install new reflective road studs, replace road markings and carry out repairs to two bridges. Two lanes will be open to traffic during the day, between 6am and 8pm, and one lane overnight, between 8pm and 6am. A 50mph speed limit will be in place. The southbound exit slip road will also be closed overnight on Wednesday 23 September, and the southbound entry slip road will be closed overnight on Thursday 24 September, with diversions in place. The project is due to be completed by the end of October.
- A66 - a three week programme of work to update safety cameras and carry out rock face protection started on Tuesday 2 September, with the westbound carriageway closed for three weeks and a contraflow system in operation using a lane on the eastbound carriageway.
- A590 Brettargh Holt roundabout to M6 Junction 36 - the eastbound carriageway on the A590 will be closed overnight for resurfacing work on Friday 25 September between the junction with the A591 at Brettargh Holt roundabout and junction 36 of the M6. The closure will be in place between 8pm and 6am, and drivers will be able to follow a clearly-signed diversion route.
- A590 Meathop - overnight maintenance work will be taking place along the eastbound carriageway between Meathop roundabout and Witherslack on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 September, between 8pm and 6am each night. A full closure of the eastbound carriageway will be in place. Drivers heading for the M6 will need to leave the A590 at Newby Bridge, taking the northbound A592 up to Windermere, the A591 towards Kendal, and then re-joining the A590 at Brettargh Holt roundabout.
- A590 Lindal-in-Furness - temporary traffic lights will be in use on the A590, west of Lindal, for two weeks from Monday 14 September for maintenance work.
- A595 Workington - work to replace drainage and improve footpaths started on Monday 7 September between the junction with the A66 at Bridgefoot and further south at Winscales. The work is due to be completed by Friday 16 October. Temporary traffic lights will operate between 9.30am and 3.30pm, and again between 8pm and 6am each day.
Motorists in Cumbria are being warned to expect delays tomorrow morning when a slow-moving abnormal load travels through the county.
The wind turbine generator will leave Tebay via the M6 northbound at 9am and travel to junction 40 at Penrith.
It's then due to head west along the A66, to the A595 and on to Branthwaite Road, Workington.
Police say the load is likely to disrupt traffic and drivers should plan extra time for their journeys.
To keep up to date with the situation on Cumbria roads visit: http://www.cumbria.police.uk/traffic.
A five-year plan for roadworks in Cumbria and North Lancashire, costing £150 million, has been revealed today.
Highways England is aiming to improve the condition and capacity of major roads in the region.
Transport bosses met in Penrith to discuss the plan, which includes improvement works to the M6, M55, A585, A590, A595 and A66.
More than £30 million will be spent this year on the following schemes:
- M6 resurfacing north of junction 34 at Lancaster and on the southbound carriageway near Burton-in-Kendal services, and new deer fencing along the motorway
- M55 resurfacing along the eastbound carriageway at Wesham
- A66 upgrades to drainage between Lambfoot and Dubwath, east of Cockermouth, and resurfacing of the Stainburn bypass and the dual carriageway section near Crackenthorpe outside Appleby
- A585 resurfacing between Station Road and Dock Street near Fleetwood, and drainage upgrades between Mains Lane and Shard Lane near Poulton
- A590 resurfacing around the Brettargh Holt roundabout, north of the junction 36 of the M6, and a project to reduce collisions involving slow moving vehicles emerging from Foulshaw Lane near Levens
- A595 resurfacing between Blackbeck and Nursery Road, and between Blackbeck and Calder Bridge
More than £150 million of roadworks will be carried out on major roads in Cumbria, and north Lancashire, in the next five years.
Highways England will set out its plan for the region's motorways and A roads at an event in the Rheged Centre, near Penrith, today.
Transport bosses will explain how they will repair, maintain and improve roads including: the M6, M55, A585, A590, A595 and A66.
Last year, the government set out its £15 billion plan to improve the condition of England's roads.
The Department for Transport will also carry out studies into increasing the capacity of two other major roads - the A66 and A69.
But some motorists in the region are unhappy with roadworks already scheduled to take place over the next three months, on two of the major roads into Carlisle - the A69 and A689.
The road is closed both ways after an accident this morning. One vehicle was involved in the incident which took place between The Loan (Selkirk) and B6359 (Hawick). Police say it is likely to remain closed for some time The northbound diversion is via the A698 through Denholm, left onto A68 and left onto A699 at St Boswells.
For the second day, delays are expected on the A69 between Greenhead and Lowca Lane, Seaton.
Police will be escorting a slow moving "abnormal" load this morning from about 10.30am, via the A69, A689 Northern Relief Road at Carlisle, and A595 to Thursby. The load will then travel to Seaton via the A596.
Motorists are being told they should prepare for delays until approximately 2:30pm.
Delays are expected today on the A69 between Greenhead and Lowca.
Police will be escorting a slow moving "abnormal" load this morning from about 10.30am, via the A69, the A689 Northern Relief Road at Carlisle, and the A595 to Thursby.
Motorists should prepare for delays until approximately 2:30pm.
Almost £5,000 is to be spent improving roads in the Eden district, Cumbria County Council's Eden Local Committee has announced.
The money will be spent on maintaining the traditional fingerpost road signs, drainage works and surfacing on the highways.
The idea is that this will help prevent potholes from forming:
Plans for £2m of investments to Cumbria's roads are to go on display next month, and the public are being asked for their say.
The council says the changes could mean improvements to roads and footways, and more crossing opportunities for pedestrians at Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, and the A591 at Brockhole, Low Wood Bay and Town End, Grasmere.
People are welcome at the following drop in sessions:
- Monday 13 April, 3pm - 6pm at Grasmere Village Hall, Broadgate, Grasmere
- Thursday 16 April, 11am - 2pm at Brockhole, Lake District Visitor Centre
- Thursday 16 April, 3pm - 5pm at Windermere Library, Broad Street, Windermere
The plans will also be on public display at Brockhole, Lake District Visitor Centre, from 1 - 21 April.