Press release

Smoother surface for part of popular Cumbria route

Drivers are to benefit from a new surface on a busy section of the A590 between Red Syke railway bridge and Park Road, Swarthmoor.

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Highways England is spending £590,000 during the overnight work which begins on Monday (8 August) and will take approximately 5 weeks, subject to weather conditions.

Highways England project manager Peter Gee said:

The carriageway will be getting a brand new surface as the existing one needs to be replaced so that drivers can continue to experience smoother journeys. We have designed a tight programme to get the work finished with minimum disruption.

Working hours will be from 7pm to 6am with temporary traffic lights and a 40mph speed limit in place. At certain times a convoy will guide drivers through the work using a 10 mph speed limit. There will be localised closures of side roads when working nearby with a diversion via the nearest road.

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 5 August 2016