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£100,000 to repair roads affected by A595 closure

Roads used by people while the A595 was shut for major repairs will have £100,000 spent on them to improve them.

The cash has come from National Highways, which carried out the A595 scheme near Moresby, and will be used by Cumberland Council for the work.

National Highways organised vital improvement work to the A595’s embankment including surfacing work, pavement work and drainage improvements. The road was closed for 10 weekends for the work to be carried out.

Drivers had to take detours around the closure through villages including Lowca and Low Moresby.

As part of the project, National Highways will also resurface the following sections of road:

  • From the A595 to St Bridget’s Church in Lowca.

  • From the A595 to Moresby Church on Rosehill

  • From the A595 Howgate Roundabout towards Low Moresby Village

Councillor Denise Rollo, Cumberland Council’s executive portfolio holder for sustainable, resilient and connected places, said: “We are grateful to National Highways for their generous contribution, which will be dedicated to enhancing our local highway network.

“The recent improvement project on A595 near Moresby, being a National Highways initiative, reflects our collaborative approach to minimise disruptions for our residents. We are aware that diversions have been necessary during this period, leading to increased traffic on certain roads. This funding will play a crucial role in improving our highway network and addressing any impacts from the recent traffic diversions”.

Steve Mason, project manager at National Highways, added: “We are proud to have contributed funds to Cumberland Council in support of vital improvements within Moresby and the surrounding area. Our commitment to the local community continues, as demonstrated by our ongoing schedule of maintenance work in the region.

“Collaborating with Cumberland Council, our shared goal is to enhance the connectivity of roads and reduce congestion. By working together, we aim to establish safer and smoother journeys for the community.

“We are dedicated to not only improving the A595, but also contributing to the long-term prosperity of West Cumbria by investing in better connections across the region. We remain committed to creating positive changes to improve the area through continued engagement with residents and businesses.”

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