Press release

Overnight work at A590 at Brettargh Holt resumes

Highways England’s £384,000 project to tackle wear and tear along the westbound A590 at Brettargh Holt in Cumbria will resume next week with overnight carriageway closures.

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The westbound carriageway between Brettargh Holt roundabout and the exit slip road for the A6 will be closed for 4 consecutive nights from Monday (11 January) for resurfacing. The same closure will be in place for a further 2 nights from Monday, 18 January. Additionally, the westbound exit slip road onto the A6 will also be closed on Saturday, 16 January, with a diversion in place along the A590 via Meathop roundabout. Each of the closures will take place between 8pm and 6am.

The project, which has also included drainage repairs and footpath resurfacing, started in November and this month’s resurfacing – delayed because of recent storms – will complete the work.

Highways England is giving road users the following diversion advice:

  • drivers on the northbound M6 in vehicles under 16 feet high and wishing to join the A590 at junction 36 and travel beyond Brettargh Holt roundabout are advised instead to leave at junction 35 for Carnforth - following the A601(M) and northbound A6 onto the westbound A590 at Levens
  • other northbound drivers and all drivers on the southbound M6 should leave the motorway at junction 36 and from the westbound A590 at Brettargh Holt roundabout use the northbound A591 past Kendal up to Windermere and then the southbound A592 – re-joining the westbound A590 at Newby Bridge

Other, local, diversions will be in place and there will be restricted and escorted access onto Force Lane and The Vila.

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 January 2016