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£17.8 million to provide a resilient and reliable highway network in Cumbria (Levelling Up Fund 2)

Upgrading the Cumbrian highway network


The Cumbrian highway network serves communities along the Irish Sea coast and nationally significant employment sites. Levelling Up funding will see a comprehensive programme of improvement works on:


the A5086 between Cockermouth and Egremont


the A595 south of Sellafield


the A590 through Barrow-in-Furness


The improvements include:


resurfacing and drainage works


repairs to 21 bridge structures


Support communities and business


The investment will:


improve access to employment opportunities and services


reduce travel costs


reduce road closures due to highway defects


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