More flooding could delay reopening of Barrow to Ulverston Coast Road
Last updated at 17:32, Monday, 06 January 2014
WORK to repair the A5087 Coast Road between Ulverston and Barrow has been delayed by more tidal flooding.
The A5087 was closed on Friday after strong winds and high tides caused a flood which ripped up sections of road and washed parts of the coastline.
Cumbria County Council, which is carrying out the work, had planned to reopen the road tomorrow.
But flooding at today's high tide covered the road in debris and caused delays to repair work.
A spokesperson for Cumbria County Council said: “The council has been carrying out emergency works over the weekend to strengthen the rock armour sea wall on the A5087, which was damaged during the high tides.
"We have also cleared up approximately 220 tonnes of debris, sand and cobbles from the carriageway, cleaned drainage systems and patched areas of damaged road surface.
"The high tide today has caused further debris to be deposited on the road which we plan to clear tomorrow. If the tides do not cause further disruption, we hope to reopen the road tomorrow evening.”
First published at 17:29, Monday, 06 January 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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The road is ok up to Goadsbarrow,so you will get local traffic coming through and also from Whitehall caravan site, but why is the sign not saying this, the road is only closed from Goadsbarrow onwards, also I could understand why no buses from Barrow to Ulverston were running, but could we not have had at least buses running from Barrow to Roa Island, not much to ask.
Re-open? No one is taking any notice of the road closed sign at all.. Same amount of traffic as always. No point in having a road closed sign, someone this morning has gone off the road at the roundabout trying to avoid it!