Press release

Safer, smoother A595 journeys in £150,000 resurfacing work

Safer and smoother journeys are on the way for road users along sections of the A595 near Whitehaven in Cumbria.

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Highways England is spending almost £150,000 to resurface parts of the carriageway between Parton and Pelican Garage and between Bigrigg and West Lakes Science Park, north and south of Whitehaven respectively. In both projects road markings and reflective road studs will also be renewed.

The work starts this month and Highways England project manager Peter Gee said:

This is important work to tackle wear along sections of the A595 and give road users safer and smoother journeys. In order to minimise inconvenience to drivers we will be staggering the work and doing most of it overnight.

The £79,500 project near Parton will take about a week to deliver from Thursday (21 July) with temporary traffic lights in place between 8pm and 6am each night and a 40mph speed limit in place past the road works.

A £70,000 week-long scheme around West Lakes Science Park will follow immediately after, from the end of the month, with temporary traffic lights being used between 6pm and 6am and, again, a 40mph speed limit in place past the roadworks.

Both projects will require the overnight closure of side roads from time to time with signed diversion routes in place.

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 15 July 2016