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27 April 2021

Essential resurfacing to begin on A595 near Broughton-in-Furness

Cumbria County Council will be carrying out essential highway maintenance work on the A595 near Broughton-in-Furness in May 2021.

The county council is investing approx. £250,000 in the works which will involve replacing worn-out sections of road with a brand new surface on the A595 between High Cross and Duddon Bridge.

Resurfacing works are scheduled to start on Monday 10 May and should take up to six nights to complete, subject to suitable weather conditions. Works will take place overnight during off-peak hours when less traffic is on the roads in order to minimise disruption to road users and local residents and businesses.

To protect the public and allow the council’s contractor to safely carry out the work, it will be necessary to close this section of the A595 from 8pm each night (10-15 May) during this period. The road will be reopened by 5am the following morning each day.

A signed diversion route will be in place during the road closure and road users are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys.

Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: “This essential resurfacing work will replace worn-out sections of road with a new, hard-wearing surface, making journeys smoother and safer for drivers. The A595 is a key strategic route and we have scheduled the resurfacing works to take place at night, outside peak hours, when the roads are less busy. We thank local residents and businesses for their patience and understanding during this period.”


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Cumbria County Council will be carrying out essential highway maintenance work on the A595 near Broughton-in-Furness in May 2021.