CONGESTION and consternation will surely accompany roadworks set to take place on the A590.

But the works to resurface County Road in the centre of Ulverston are vital and any disruption is a necessary evil.

Breaking and crumbling, the road is in much need of some TLC.

And that is why it is welcome that Highways England has chosen to include the section of the A590 as part of its multi-million pound programme of improvements to be carried out along the much-maligned road this year.

As Ulverston councillor Dave Webster points out, the A590 is in need of repairs and September 7 cannot come soon enough.

The town veteran and former mayor knows first-hand how much residents like to vent their spleens about the road they most love to hate.

A vital artery for Furness, that section is driven over every day by thousands of motorists and so work to spruce it up will be a huge benefit in the long run.

Unfortunately, far from quickly ripping off a plaster from a wound, the works will take place over five weeks and bring temporary traffic lights as well as full closures on some nights.

Highways England chiefs say disruption will be minimised and we hope that bears out come September.