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04 July 2019

£350,000 resurfacing works completed on B5299 near Aspatria

As part of the additional £12m funding received from the Department for Transport in November 2018, Cumbria County Council has invested £350,000 into resurfacing the B5299 between Aspatria and Mealsgate - one of approx. 100 projects the additional funding has been used for to keep Cumbria moving.

The additional funding was welcomed after years of raising awareness about the challenges facing Cumbria’s roads, and was provided with the condition that the money must be spent before the end of March 2019.  The council’s highways department worked intensively to develop a list of proposed projects for the money to be spent on and successfully completed approx. 100 individual schemes using this money between November 2018 and April 2019.

The B5299 carriageway was showing major signs of deterioration, including surface cracking and potholes.

As part of the resurfacing works, teams excavated and disposed of 21,000m2 of unwanted materials, replaced all of the existing ironwork and laid new materials to a depth of 50mm.

Work was also carried out to renew a 250m2 section of footway, allowing pedestrians to use the route more safely.

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

“I am delighted that so much work has been done using this additional funding.  We were pleased that the government recognised the challenges facing our transport network, and our teams have worked hard to ensure that the funding has been invested in to important projects all over the county. 

“The B5299 is a vital artery between Aspatria and Mealsgate and the £350,000 investment will facilitate improved road safety and enhanced connectivity.”

 

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As part of the additional £12m funding received from the Department for Transport in November 2018, Cumbria County Council has invested £350,000 into resurfacing the B5299 between Aspatria and Mealsgate – one of approx. 100 projects the additional funding has been used for to keep Cumbria moving.