From Monday the two major routes linking the North East to Carlisle will both have significant road works ongoing.
Work on the A689 between Brampton and Kingstown has been taking place for months, and work begins on the A69 next week.
The County Council and Highways England say they are doing their best to minimise disruption - but some drivers feel that the two jobs should have been staggered.
Councillor Nick Marriner, whose parish is in the area that could be affected, says communication could have been better:
There could have been better communication between the Highways Authority who deal with this road, and the Council who deal with that road.
But the work has to be done, it's important work and they have to do it in summer."
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