Flood repairs continue across Cumbria

Repairs to bridges and roads are ongoing throughout Cumbria. Credit: ITV Border

Work is still ongoing across Cumbria to repair roads, bridges and infrastructure damaged by last December's floods.

The Environment Agency has published a list of work that is happening this week, as communities prepare for a winter with the possibility of more flooding.

  • The following work will take place this week

Ambleside: Stock Ghyll gravel removal between the fire station and car park area.

Appleby: Repair work to the river embankment walls near the bridge at Holme Street nearing competition.

Braithwaite: The cladding of the rebuilt wall is due to be completed shortly. Once the cladding is complete the road by the wall will be resurfaced. Work is also continuing on the repairs to the embankment at the campsite.

Carlisle: Replacement of lift up flood defences at Caldew Maltings with permanent glass panel defences. Concrete floor, flood proof windows and concrete wall screening to be installed at Barrel House.

Cockermouth: The gravel removal in Cockermouth is complete and work is underway to reinstate the Environment Agency's working area at Memorial Gardens.

Braystone (Egremont): Work due to be completed this week on the block-stone repair works to the embankment of the River Ehen.

Glenridding: Monitoring of the gravel continues. The construction of the defence wall continues.

Glenridding flooded a number of times in December and January. Credit: PA

Kendal: Work continuing to under-pin river walls at several points through the town. This work is scheduled to be completed by the end of October 2016.

Keswick: Gravel levels continue to be monitored. Topping up of defence opposite Crosthwaite Road.

Maryport: An initial assessment for Maryport is being carried out to work out the options for the town. This assessment now includes Selby Terrace and Elbra Farm.

Staveley: Work to rebuild and underpin the walls along the River Gowan in the village continue. The private footbridge upstream of Station Road Bridge is being installed and cladding is underway.

Troutbeck Bridge: Trial digs will be commencing soon to locate buried services prior to replacing the culvert upstream of the A591.

Workington: Work on strengthening the embankment and resealing the flood defence wall at Barepot due to start following consultation with Workington Flood Action Group.