Press release

Safer, smoother journeys for A595 users around Whitehaven in Cumbria

The Highways Agency is spending more than £429,000 this month to provide drivers and other road users with smoother and safer journeys along the A595 near Whitehaven in Cumbria.


The resurfacing project is being delivered along two sections of the route – around Egremont and at Bigrigg – in work which started on Tuesday16 September and which will be completed by Tuesday 30 September.

Highways Agency project sponsor Peter Gee said:

This is routine work to tackle wear and tear along these sections of the route and will give road users smoother and safer journeys.

All the work will be done overnight between 8pm and 6am with a temporary speed limit in place past the roadworks and temporary traffic lights in place to manage traffic. At times during the work drivers will be held at the temporary traffic lights and, for safety reasons, will be led past the roadworks by a contractor’s vehicle at 10mph.

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 19 September 2014