"The road from Silloth to Maryport is a vital link for communities along the Solway coast and as the local member who has been underlining the importance of keeping the road open, I'm pleased that engineers are now pulling out all the stops and getting the vital work started before Christmas.
"Without this work starting immediately, there was a very real risk that part of the road would simply have disappeared into the sea and I was all too aware of the consequences that would had for the local road network."
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