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Planned roadworks across Cumbria

Road works are planned across the region Credit: PA

Several road works have been planned across Cumbria for the week from Monday 10 July to Sunday 16 July, some of which may lead to disruptions:

  • A590 Ulverston: Cumbria County Council improvements are continuing around the junction between the A590 Lightburn Road and Daltongate. Temporary traffic lights are in place for carriageway widening, kerb realignments, new crossing facilities, new street lights, new footpaths, new parking bays and improved signs. The work is due to be completed in August.
  • A66 Bassenthwaite Lake: A contraflow system for flood resilience work has now been replaced by a single lane closure on the eastbound carriageway. The scheme is due to be completed in July.
  • A66 Thornthwaite (Osprey Site): Flood resilience work is being carried out on the A66 at Thornthwaite. Temporary traffic lights are in use along with a 40mph speed restriction. The scheme is due to be completed later this summer.
  • A66 Stainmore Café: A contraflow system will be in place with lane closures 24 hours a day while resurfacing work takes place. The scheme is due to be completed by October.

Changes can be made subject to weather conditions. Real-time traffic information on motorways and major A roads can be seen on the Highways England website.

Planned roadworks lead to lane closures around Cumbria

Roadworks across Cumbria have been planned from the month of July 2017 Credit: Highways England

A number of roadworks have been planned to start in the month of July, leading to a number of lane closures on motorways and A-roads, leading to potential disruption.

The planned road works include:

  • The M6 southbound between junctions J38 and J37. Lane three is closed. Disruption could be expected until 11pm on 10 July 2017.
  • The A66 eastbound between the junctions with the A685 and the A1, and A66 westbound between the junctions with the A1 and the A685. Roadworks will take place from 8.03pm on 3 July 2017 to 6am on 21 September 2017.
  • The A66 westbound between the junctions with the A591 north of Keswick and the A5086. Lane two is closed. Disruption could be expected until 11.59pm on 31 July 2017.
  • The A590 eastbound between the junctions with the A595 and the A5087 west of Ulverston. Lane one will be closed. Expect disruption everyday between 8pm and 6am from 14 August 2017 to 19 August 2017.

Roadworks may change at short notice due to weather.

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Selkirk wall saga comes to an end

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A long-running saga in Selkirk will come to an end this month when work finally begins on repairing a wall at the Glen Hotel.

The owners of the hotel and Scottish Borders Council have been locked in a war over who was responsible for fixing it for nearly four years.

A temporary one-way system has been in place since May 2013, but the council and the owner of the hotel have now reached ad agreement.

Work is due to get underway in a matter of weeks at a cost of £100,000.

The completion of the works will allow the re-opening of the northbound lane of Yarrow Terrace which has been cordoned off since negotiations began.

"This has been a long standing issue but it was important that an agreeable resolution was found for all parties.

"We understand the considerable disruption caused to local people while negotiations have been ongoing and thank them for their patience.

"Once the work on the wall is completed, the temporary one-way system will be removed and Yarrow Terrace will return to a two-way road."

– Cllr Gordon Edgar, Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure, Scottish Borders Council

Repairs for A595 bridge in west Cumbria

Work to repair a bridge along the A595 in Cumbria will get underway next Monday (12 September).

The £155,000 Highways England scheme will see the bridge at Blackbeck between Egremont and Calder Bridge re-waterproofed and concrete on the structure repaired.

Temporary traffic lights and a temporary speed limit will be in place around the clock during the repairs which Highways England say are expected to end on Monday 24 October.

“This is a vital repairs and maintenance programme and given the location we will need to install temporary traffic lights to ensure we can complete the work safely. We have instructed our contractors to ensure the traffic lights are monitored at key times during the day to prevent needless queueing and help minimise disruption to people’s journeys.

“In planning these works we have also involved key stakeholders such as Sellafield. The repairs are south of Blackbeck roundabout so that route remains available for people travelling to the complex from the Egremont side. Staff travelling from the Calder Bridge side can gain access without going near the bridge.”

– Mark Mosely, project manager Highways England

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Cumbria roadworks: from Monday 9 November

Roadworks are taking place at Crackenthorpe. Credit: ITV Border

The following roadworks will be taking place in Cumbria next week:

A66 Appleby

A £1.76 million carriageway reconstruction project near Crackenthorpe began in mid-October and will last until Sunday 20 December. Temporary traffic lights are in place – manually controlled during the day – and a 40mph speed limit will also be in place past the road works.

A66 Bassenthwaite Lake

A programme of work to update safety cameras and carry out rock face protection started on Tuesday 2 September – with the westbound carriageway closed and a contraflow system in operation using a lane on the eastbound carriageway.

A66 Troutbeck

A £500,000 project to remove a bottleneck west of Penrith was due to be completed on Sunday (8 November). The work will now be completed by Monday 23 November. The work has involved widening the single lane carriageway to incorporate two new dedicated right turns into businesses on either side of the road – reducing queuing and shunt-style collisions.

Roadworks in Cumbria

Highways England says the following roadworks will be in place in Cumbria next week:

M6 Junction 34 Lancaster

Work off the motorway on the Heysham Link project means the southbound exit slip road will be closed between 8pm on Friday (9 October) and 6am on Monday (12 October). A clearly-signed motorway diversion will be in place.

M6 Junction 38 Brough to Junction 39 Shap

Work to resurface sections of the southbound carriageway near Tebay Services started on 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. The project is due to be completed by the end of October.

A595 (south of 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. Work will be delivered using off-peak traffic signals between 9.30am and 3.30pm and again between 8pm and 6am each day.

A66 Appleby

A £1.76 million carriageway reconstruction project near Crackenthorpe began yesterday (1 October) and will last until Sunday 20 December. Temporary traffic lights will be in place from next week – manually controlled during the day – and a 40mph speed limit will also be in place past the road works.

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