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09 November 2022

A592 - roadworks plans for November

Cumbria County Council is updating the residents and businesses about the next phases of work on the A592, that will be happening in November

This road surfacing project is part of the Department for Transport's (DfT's) 'Safer Roads Project' on the A592.  Along with resurfacing the road, some footways will be resurfaced, and some kerbing will be renewed. To minimise disruption, the work has been planned in five phases.

Phase 1 to Phase 3a, have now been completed successfully, and the Highways Team will move onto Phase 3b and 3c in November.

Phase 3b will be taking place from 7 - 11 November, from Ullswater Steamers to Glenridding Car Park North Exit. 

During Phase 3b work will take place between 8am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Phase 3c will be taking place from 14 - 24 November, Glenridding Car Park North Exit to Stybarrow Crag.

During Phase 3c work will take place 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Phase 3d will be taking place from 28 November - 2 December, at Seldom Seen Culvert.

During Phase 3d work will take place 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

All these phases will include a full road closure with diversion routes as follows:

NORTHBOUND - Travelling south on the A592 towards Windermere, then via the A591 (and a short section of the A593) through Ambleside, joining the A66 near Keswick and heading East towards the A5091 towards Dockray. This diversion route is approximately 47 miles.

SOUTHBOUND Travelling north and onto the A5091 through Dockray, onto the A66 towards Keswick and then onto the A591 (and a short section of the A593) through Ambleside, re-joining the A592 at Windermere. This diversion route is approximately 47 miles.

The county council is reminding residents and visitors that local businesses in Glenridding and Patterdale will only be accessible from the South (Windermere and Ambleside). People should therefore plan their journeys accordingly.

For more information and to see the next phases, please visit the Safer Roads website.

Outside of the working hours, as stated above, access will be maintained where possible, but vehicles do so at their own risk. The county council will make every effort to maintain access for residents. However, this may not be possible due to the narrowness of the road combined with the cooling times of the materials.  As a result, it may be necessary to delay, or at times, deny access to properties, depending on the location of the work operations.  Therefore, the county council are asking residents that any vehicles should be left outside of the works area. 

Work will be closed for the festive period from 16 December, returning early January. It is anticipated that this project will be completed by February 2023, weather dependent.

Cumbria County Council would like to thank the community for their continued support and patience while they improve the highway network. Please accept the county council’s apologies for any inconvenience caused by these improvements.

Councillor Keith Little, Cumbria County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said:

“We understand that these works will be frustrating and disruptive for the community, and we do apologise for this; however, the repairs are necessary to prevent more deterioration on the A592. 

“Having completed Phase 1 to 3a, successfully, we are now moving on to Phases 3b, 3c and 3d with full road closures in place.

“We do apologise that we cannot carry out these works using temporary traffic lights, but due to health and safety implications, we must protect both members of the public and our workforce, and safety is our priority.

“The full schedule can be found on Safer Roads' website, which is updated regularly, and includes a frequently asked question section too.

“We want to thank the local community and businesses for their support and co-operation.”

Please refer to the Safer Roads website for more details. If more information is needed, please email  A592@cumbria.gov.uk


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