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04 July 2017

Improvements to Barrow highways this summer

Cumbria County Council is reminding the local community in Barrow about a number of highways improvement schemes being carried out during the summer months. These have all previously been advertised as legal notices in local media, and affected residents and businesses will be consulted in advance of each project.  All of the works are weather dependent and have been designed to keep disruption to a minimum.

The detail of the schemes is as follows:

  • Wilkie Road between the A590 and Holker Street is currently closed for re-surfacing. This work is underway now and is scheduled to be completed on Thursday 6 July. A signed diversion is in place.
  • A590 between Ormsgill and Ironworks Road is due to be surface-dressed on Saturday 8 July.  Stop and go boards will be in place to keep traffic moving continuously and keep disruption to a minimum. This work is expected to be completed by 11am on the day, with white lines reinstated during the following week.
  • Duke Street re-surfacing works commence on 12 July, scheduled to be completed on 21 July. This requires road closure – a signed diversion will be in place.
  • Holker Street re-surfacing works will commence on 24 July, scheduled to be completed on 28 July. This requires road closure – a signed diversion will be in place.
  • Greengate Street re-surfacing works will commence on 31 July, scheduled to be completed on 11 August. This requires road closure – a signed diversion will be in place.
  • Abbey Road re-surfacing works will commence on 14 August, scheduled to be completed on 25 August. A one way traffic system will be in place, giving priority to traffic travelling out of town.

Keith Little, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said:

“Enhancing the condition of key routes in some of our busiest towns is a top priority for the Cumbria Highways team, and I’m pleased to see a number of schemes taking place in Barrow during the summer which will vastly improve drivers’ experience, road safety and the quality of the carriageway surface. I also recognise that these works may cause some short term disruption, so I ask local road users to be patient and plan extra time for their journeys.  The works are vital to deliver a resilient highways network that can carry the predicted increase in traffic in future years.”   

Signage will be displayed at all sites prior to works starting with further information.

Cumbria County Council recognises that these works will cause some disruption and inconvenience, but these schemes will significantly improve the condition of the highways on some of Barrow’s busiest routes. We thank the local community for their patience and understanding whilst these works are completed.  

If you need to discuss any of these works in more detail, please contact Cumbria Highways on 0300 303 2992. 

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Cumbria County Council is reminding the local community in Barrow about a number of highways improvement schemes being carried out during the summer months.