Overnight work to resurface the carriageway and tackle potholes along five different sections of the A590 in Cumbria will get underway next week.
The £272,000 Highways Agency project will involve a total of 20 nights of work between 8pm and 6am.
The schedule of repairs includes:
– Four nights of repairs along 800 yards of the single carriageway section and eastbound dual carriageway section of the A590 around the Lightburn Road junction at Ulverston starting on Monday.
– Six nights of work from Monday, September 12, along 2.5 miles of the westbound dual carriageway immediately west of Junction 36 of the M6.
– Four nights of work, from Monday, September 26, along a half-mile section of the westbound dual carriageway in both lanes near Heaves between the A6 and A591 junctions.
– Two nights of work, from Monday, October 3, along a half-mile section of the westbound dual carriageway and a single lane of the eastbound carriageway at Lindale Hill
– Four nights of work in both directions along 400 yards of the single carriageway section at Rusland Pool, beginning on Wednesday, October 5.
As well as some resurfacing and permanent ‘patching’ repairs to potholes the work includes other surface repairs such as cracking.
Signs are being erected at each of the sites to advise road users of timings of work.
Highways Agency Project Sponsor Peter Gee said, “We hope road users will appreciate that this is routine but important maintenance to tackle potholes, replace failed surfacing and carry out some extended resurfacing along some sections of the carriageway.
“We have worked hard to plan this work to minimise the impact on road users and do the work overnight when traffic volumes are very low.”