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Public drop-in for A590 Haverthwaite safety plans

Residents and other road users are to get the chance to shape safety improvements for the A590 at Haverthwaite, east of Ulverston, in Cumbria.

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Highways England is staging a public exhibition and drop-in day next month (September) to display proposals for works which will boost safety for pedestrians and cyclists - as well as local drivers - for the section between Haverthwaite railway station and Lane Ends junction. Improving the connectivity of communities separated by the road is also a key aim of the work.

Among the options Highways England is hoping to explore at the event which is taking place on Tuesday 15 September at Outback Hall, Haverthwaite – between 2.30pm and 7pm – is changing the road layout and installing a new foot and cycle bridge.

Highways England asset development manager Jonathan Reade said:

We acknowledge local people’s concerns about the safety of crossing this particular stretch of the A590. Over the last couple of years we have been working with local parish, district and county councillors to look at the issue in detail and come up with some ideas for solutions. We urge anyone with an interest in the issue come to talk to us at next month’s drop-in session.

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 28 August 2015