Disruption for drivers on A69

Works will disrupt drivers in the Warwick Bridge area. Credit: PA

There will be disruption for drivers on the A69 in Cumbria, as road works are planned between July and September this year.

A new LED lighting system is being installed along the road, and the current street lights need to be replaced.

Lanes will be closed from the top of Warwick Bank to the Corby Hill crossroads in Cumbria - known locally as Warwick Bridge - from 8:30am to 4:30pm each day when the work starts on 13 July.

The works will go on until 18 September, and in the final two weeks some night time closures will also be necessary, between 6pm and 8am.

The new lights are more eco-friendly and will also improve light pollution for residents.

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.”

– Highways England project manager Kyle Maylard