CARS will no longer be able to turn right onto a busy stretch of the A590 when a £150,000 safety scheme is completed.

Work is set to start next month to stop vehicles turning right onto the A590 from the bridge at the Swan Hotel at Newby Bridge.

County councillor Sue Sanderson said she had been working to sort this 'dangerous' situation for around six years as cars turning often find themselves stranded on a bend.

The works will mean that vehicles will have to turn left onto the A590. Anyone wanting to drive towards Ulverston will instead have to go around the roundabout a few hundred metres down the road.

Cllr Sanderson held multiple consultation meetings with Highways England just before the UK went into lockdown last year and has finally seen results from them.

"These works are due to start in February, it has taken a while to arrange as there is a lot of signage to sort out," she said.

"It taken six years for us to get to this point, but it is good that it is happening now."

A spokesman for Highways England said: "A £150,000 safety scheme will see a permanent change to vehicle movements in Newby Bridge.

"From February 8, vehicles will no longer be able to turn right from Lakeside (opposite The Swan Hotel) onto the A590.

"The reason for the change is to improve safety at this junction. Motorists will be advised to turn left, travel approximately 300m towards Newby Bridge roundabout, turn around before continuing on their journey.

"The junction improvements will entail widening the carriageway, installing a new traffic island and signs, and replacing the road markings.

"Work is due to start on or shortly after February 8 for approximately three weeks. This will take place between 8pm and 6am on weekdays only.

"For safety purposes, temporary three-way traffic signals will be in place during the above dates and times. Access for motorists will be maintained at all times."