Press release

New lighting system benefits drivers in Cumbria

Drivers will benefit from a new LED lighting system on the A69 when work begins this week to replace the current street lights.

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In order to carry out the work lane closures will be in place on the A69 from the top of Warwick Bank to Corby Hill crossroads in Cumbia, known locally as Warwick Bridge, from 8.30am to 4.30pm each day when the work starts on 13 July.

A small amount of night time work will be necessary over the last two weeks of the work, 7 September to 18 September, between 6pm and 8am. Highways England project manager Kyle Maylard said:

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.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 7 July 2015