Press release

Resurfacing for A595 around Westlake Science Park

Road users will benefit from smoother, safer journeys thanks to a week-long Highways Agency resurfacing scheme along the A595 near Westlake Science Park between Whitehaven and Egremont in Cumbria.


The £120,000 resurfacing project, which includes installing new road studs and road markings, will start on Tuesday 26 August and is due to be completed Tuesday 2 September – and strictly confined to overnight working.

Highways Agency project sponsor Peter Gee said:

The current surface is worn and needs replacing to ensure that users of the A595 in this part of Cumbria can continue to enjoy safe, smooth and reliable journeys.

We always try to minimise inconvenience to road users when we are carrying out work and while there will be traffic management such as temporary traffic lights in place these will be totally removed during the day.

The overnight working period will be between 8pm and 6am each day with a 40mph speed limit in place and temporary traffic signals in use to help take drivers past the roadworks in convoys led by a contractor’s vehicle.

Access to the science park will not be affected by the project.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

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

Published 14 August 2014