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Misery for motorists: months of delays expected

There will be roadworks on the A69. Photo: PA

Drivers in Cumbria could face months of misery - with roadworks planned for two of the county's most important roads.

From Monday 13 July work will begin on the A69, to replace street lights with a new LED system, and will continue until 18 September.

That means:

  • Lane closures in place in Warwick Bridge area, from the top of Warwick Bank to the Corby Hill crossroads, from 8:30am to 4:30pm every day
  • Further lane closures for the final two weeks of work, between 7 September and 18 September, from 6pm and 8am

Highways England is in charge of these works:

We are carrying out this work during the day to minimise the impact on residents although there will be some overnight work planned for the last two weeks of the scheme in September.

The overnight work is away from residential properties and also on a narrow section of road and by carrying out the work overnight it will minimise the disruption for drivers."

– Kyle Maylard, Highways England project manager

This work will be taking place, despite the fact that roadworks are ongoing on another major road into Carlisle - the A689.

Cumbria County Council is building a new roundabout there, and work has been underway for months already.

The council says it's hoping to remove temporary traffic lights from the site in around two weeks time:

Works on constructing a new roundabout on the A689, providing access into the new distribution centre for Stobarts, are progressing well.

Weather permitting, we're hoping to remove temporary traffic lights at this site in about two weeks' time.

A temporary 30mph speed limit on the approaches to the roundabout will remain to protect the workforce while new street lighting is installed."

– Cumbria County Council