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Talks to upgrade one of Cumbria's busiest roads are underway

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Drivers are being invited to have their say on proposals to upgrade a stretch of one of Cumbria's busiest roads.

The county council says it wants to make improvements to the A595 at Bothel, to reduce journey times and boost the economy.

A drop-in session was held in the village for people to view the plans and ask questions.

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The proposed improvements aim to create a more consistent road design for a significant length of the A595, the scheme includes the following elements:

  • Climbing lanes to the south west of Bothel to provide safe overtaking opportunities for over 1km in both directions.
  • A reconfigured A595/A595 Junction to create a more standard layout
  • A reconfigured Greyhound Inn/ Torpenhow Junction to improve visibility and safety.
  • An improved online realignment at Overgates to improve forward visibility.
  • Offline alignment between Kirkland Green junction and Cock Bridge junction to improve forward visibility in both directions and provide safe overtaking opportunities.

Improvement schemes are in the early stages of development and continuation of the project depends upon securing funding.