Press release

Wear and tear repairs for westbound A590 at Brettargh Holt

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A £384,000 programme of wear and tear repairs to improve driving conditions along a section of the westbound A590 at Brettargh Holt in Cumbria will start on Monday (9 November).

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The Highways England work, which is taking place between Brettargh Holt roundabout and the junction with the A6, is expected to take 6 weeks and includes carriageway and footpath resurfacing, drainage repairs and barrier and sign improvements.

Highways England Project Manager Peter Gee said:

To minimise inconvenience to drivers we are carrying out a number of wear and tear repairs at the same time. While the road will be open during most of the work, the carriageway resurfacing will need overnight closures in December but we will publicise these in advance to help drivers plan their journeys.

The first phase of the work will be done using single lane closures on the westbound dual carriageway with a temporary speed limit of 40mph past the roadworks. The overnight closures are due to take place – between 8pm and 6am each night – for up to 8 nights from Monday 7 December. More information and diversion advice will be issued nearer the time.

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 3 November 2015