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Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Carriageway and resurfacing work on A590 in Ulverston to begin later this month

CARRIAGEWAY reconstruction and resurfacing work will be carried out by the Highways Agency on the A590 in Ulverston later this month.

Work will take place on the A590 Canal Street between Booths roundabout and the junction with Swan Street, for about two weeks from Monday March 31.

The £175,000 scheme will take place overnight between 7.30pm and 6am to minimise disruption, with one lane at a time closed and convoy working in place, allowing vehicles approaching from different directions to take turns driving through the remaining lane.

A temporary speed limit of 10mph will be in force.

Restrictions on vehicles over 6ft 6ins (1.95 metres) wide will be in force while certain aspects of the work are under way, as the narrower single lane carriageway will be unable to accommodate them. These restrictions will be in place each evening between the hours of 7.30pm and midnight.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place for wide loads, which is 13.5 miles in length, along the A5092 between Greenodd and Grizebeck and the A595 between Grizebeck and Dalton-in-Furness.

Peter Gee, project manager at the Highways Agency, said: “This work is essential in order to address the problems with the carriageway along this stretch of the A590. It will lead to improved safety for the travelling public, and better quality of life for local residents as the removal of potholes and repair of damaged carriageway will lead to a reduction of noise.

“Overnight lane closures are necessary in order to ensure the work is carried out safely. The Highways Agency apologises for any inconvenience while the repairs take place, especially with regard to wide vehicles but there is no suitable alternative to the proposed diversion route due to the narrowness of parallel routes.

“We have been consulting bus and haulage firms and local business organisations to make sure that drivers are aware of the restrictions, and thank the public for their patience at this time.”

The work is due to be completed by Monday April 14.

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