Press release

Traffic lights upgrade at A595 West Lakes Science Park

Drivers using the A595 between Egremont and Whitehaven in Cumbria are being advised that 3-way temporary traffic lights are being used at West Lakes Science Park from the weekend to allow vital wear and tear maintenance.

The £60,000 Highways England project to replace the traffic lights at the junction with the science park at Crow Park Way will start on Friday (27 November) and will take about 10 days with the work scheduled to be completed by Monday, 7 December depending on the weather.

Highways England project manager Peter Gee said:

The current traffic lights at the junction are old and need replacing with up-to-the-minute new systems which will ensure that the junction continues to operate in a safe and effective manner for many years to come.

We are conscious that this is a busy junction along a busy section of the A595 but we’ll be doing as much of the disruptive work as we can overnight.

However, temporary traffic lights will be in place around the clock and we’d advise road users to leave a little bit of extra time when travelling into, out of or past the science park.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

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