Date set for work on roundabout in South Cumbria
Last updated at 12:57, Monday, 04 March 2013
SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed news that construction work on a £1.5m roundabout along the A590 at Greenodd near Ulverston is on course for an autumn start.
The roundabout will replace the current junction layout and provide safer joining arrangements from the A5092 county council road.
The A5092 currently forms a T-junction onto the A590 with drivers having to pull into a gap in the central reservation to turn right to join the westbound A590 towards Ulverston.
The gap also provides a right turn from the westbound carriageway onto the A5092.
Touring the A590 last September with Tim, Roads Minister Stephen Hammond pledged his support for the project and it was confirmed in October in a £30.9 million package of regional schemes – a second ‘tranche’ of the overall £317 million government investment and part of the Government's growth initiative outlined during the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement in November 2011.
Mr Farron said: “Residents have been fighting for nearly 10 years to improve the A590. I’m delighted that the Highways Agency have confirmed work for the roundabout this Autumn and have pledged to work with communities to take action at Witherslack and Gilpin Bridge.
"I will not stop pushing until work begins this Autumn in Greenodd. I also want to pay tribute to the campaigning of residents and councillors Janet Willis and Rod Wilson.”
First published at 11:49, Monday, 04 March 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Â£1.5 M someone somewhere is having a laugh its a moderately sized round about not an office block who is doing the work where i whole heartadly agree this junction needs a round about it certainly shouldn't cost 1.5 million pounds its a ring of kerb stones with a heap of soil in the middle of it with some new tarmac in places to put it simply some one needs to re address the quote and see who has there hand in the pocket of which contractor utter disgrace