The Highways Agency has spent £50,000 to build the new footpath on the Egremont side of the A595 between East Road roundabout and North Road.
Highways Agency project manager Peter Gee said:
This is good news for pedestrians. This new footpath provides a link between existing paths and discourages pedestrians from walking in the grassed verge, in the road itself or crossing the road.
Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.
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