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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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