Flooding investigations on A595

Work to investigate the cause of flooding along a section of the A595 around Bigrigg south of Whitehaven in Cumbria has begun.

The drainage system will be cleaned and surveyed on the half a mile stretch and work will be complete by 22nd January.

The work will be taking place during the day but confined to an off-peak period between 9.30am and 2.30pm each day to minimise disruption along the busy stretch.

"This is important work to identify the cause of occasional flooding along this section of the A595 and help us come up with a solution.

"We have timed the work to take place during an off-peak period during the day when traffic levels are low. We will be doing our best to ensure any inconvenience to drivers and residents is kept to a minimum."

– Jonathan Reade, Highways Agency