Roadworks and lane closures are planned for several of Cumbria’s major routes this week.
And in Whitehaven there will six days of roadworks beginning today which will close Wellington Row in the town between 9.30am and 3pm to minimise the disruption for nearby schools.
Here are the other roadworks due to take place this week:
M6 junction 38 Tebay: Night time single lane running 8pm to 6am with 2 lanes open during the day with a temp speed limit of 50mph Southbound. Works are for resurfacing and will be complete by the end of March
M6 Between Todhills and Junction 43: Night time full closure of the Southbound carriageway for bridge impact damage repair. 8pm and 6am. Works to be completed by the end of March.
A590 Lindal in Furness: Work is being carried out to tackle flooding between Pennington Lane and Bank End Cottages. 24hr temporary traffic lights are now in place until late March.
A590 Brettargh Holt to Newby Bridge: Lane closures will be in place 24 hours a day while junction improvement work is carried out by the A5074. The scheme is due to be completed by the end of March.
A590 Foulshaw Moss: There will be temporary traffic lights in place while construction work is carried out at the junction. The scheme is due to be completed by the end of March.
A66 Bassenthwaite Lake: A contraflow system is in place while work is carried out on the embankment in the central reservation next to Bass Lake. The scheme is due to be completed in the spring.
A66 Keswick: Work started last week on a 6 week bridge repairs project on the bridge over the River Greta. This is a dual carriageway stretch of the road and one lane will be closed in each direction during the work – between Crosthwaite roundabout and Brierley Interchange - with a 40mph speed limit in place. Work will take place between 6am and 8pm each day. Laybys in the area and a footpath under the bridge will be closed throughout the scheme. There will also be a ban on vehicles over 44 tonnes using the bridge, again for the duration of the work.
A66 Thornthwaite (Osprey Site): Flood resilience work is continuing with overnight carriageway closures in place between 8pm and 6am until the end of March. Clearly-signed diversions are in place. During the day, temporary traffic lights are in use along with a 40mph speed limit.
A66 Marron Bridge: Maintenance is underway on Marron Bridge, between Broughton Cross and Bridgefoot. Overnight closures are in place between 9pm and 5am, with a clearly-signed diversion. Due to the temporary bridging plates, a 30mph speed limit backed by speed cameras is required during the day. The project is due to be completed in March.
A66 Brough: Resurfacing and drainage work is taking place on the eastbound carriageway at Brough. Overnight slip road closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am, along with lane closures 24 hours a day.