Press release

Rock fall netting goes up at A590 Arrad Foot

Work to repair the rock face on the A590 at Arrad Foot is to start on Monday 10 October.

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Rock fall netting is to go up as part of work to repair the rock face on the A590 at Arrad Foot. Crews will also remove loose stones and clear vegetation.

The Highways England work starts on Monday (10 October) for 3 weeks. The westbound carriageway will be closed for the duration of the scheme, with traffic running in both directions using a contraflow system on the eastbound dual carriageway with a 40 mph speed limit.

Highways England project manager Peter Gee said:

The rock face at this location is prone to loose stones. There’s no real danger of big rocks falling. It’s just better for drivers and their vehicles if we protect them from falling chippings so we’re erecting rock fall netting as a precaution.

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 4 October 2016