YOU carried a story about an investment by Highways England to improvement safety on the A590. It would appear that this investment is primarily being used to resurface sections of the road.

How does this even begin to improve safety? Please will you ask Highways England why they are doing nothing about the many accident black spots on this notoriously dangerous road? Why, despite requests from local councillors and even after several drop in sessions for local residents to voice concerns, is nothing being done to improve safety at the Newby Bridge Filling Station? Why nothing is being done about traffic turning right off the Swan Hotel bridge onto the A590, despite reassurances that this would be resolved last year? And why nothing is being done about the dangerous section of dual carriageway at Haverthwaite and the roundabout at Greenodd? Just tarmacking a few sections of the A590 so drivers can "enjoy safe and smooth journeys" is hardly the answer.

Nick Chaloner

Bridge Cottages


A Highways England spokesman said: “The £8m we are spending is for vital wear and tear repairs along the A590 to keep the road in a good, safe condition. We have publicised it to tell residents and road users what roadworks to expect this year. We routinely review the safety and performance of the network which includes an ongoing dialogue with local people. We are actively considering safety-specific improvements at locations along the A590 – just this week we finished some site inspections for a safety improvement at Cross-a-Moor near Swarthmoor – but delivering improvement projects can be complex with no quick fixes.”