Press release

Work to tackle A595 flooding to get underway

A £500,000 Highways England project to give road users safer and more reliable journeys along a section on the A595 in Cumbria will start on Monday (23 November).

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Drainage along the route between Lillyhall and its junction with the A66 at Dobies will be repaired or replaced to reduce surface water flooding on the northbound carriageway.

The work should be completed by Friday, 15 January with traffic management removed over the Christmas holiday period.

Highways England project manager Peter Gee said:

This scheme will reduce incidents of surface water flooding and give road users more reliable journeys.

We’re doing everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum by carrying out most of the work overnight. Temporary traffic lights will also be in use during the day so we’re encouraging drivers to allow extra time for their journeys.

During the work, the northbound carriageway will be closed nightly - between 8pm and 6am each night - from Dobies roundabout to Joseph Nobles Road. A clearly signed diversion will be in place. The route south of Joseph Nobles Road will remain open in both directions.

During the day, between 6am and 8pm, temporary traffic lights will be used to allow drivers to get past the road works which will be taking place in short phases along the carriageway. A temporary reduction in the speed limit will also be 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 20 November 2015