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A591 repairs: How much local stone was used?

The transformation. Credit: Highways England.

Highways England has released details about the work that was needed to repair the A591.

The major Lake District route re-opened today, having been badly damaged by Storm Desmond.

Timeline of repairs

  • December 2015 - A591 closes after storm damage. Clean up begins
  • January 2016 - Surveys and design work completed. Construction vehicles move in
  • February 2016 - Work focuses on new 106-metre retaining wall
  • March 2016 - Repairs continue along route, including bridges, walls and drains
  • April 2016 - Stonemasons complete retaining wall
  • May 2016 - Resurfacing takes place along route
  • 11 May 2016 - A591 re-opens

How much stone was used in the retaining wall?

106
Metres of concrete panels
300
Tonnes of local stone
2,500
Tonnes of concrete

What have Highways England improved?

91
Drains
90
Metres of rock netting
7
Walls rebuilt
4
Miles of resurfacing
3
Bridges repaired

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