As part of the £16M National Highways scheme, the ongoing project to upgrade the A595 at Moresby in Cumbria is set to enter the second phase.
This phase includes crucial embankment repairs and drainage improvements as well as the development of several key elements. These elements include a new merge lane on the southbound exit of the Howgate roundabout and a complete carriageway from the Howgate roundabout to Pelican Garage. Further installation of drainage systems will be carried out, building upon the initial phase’s efforts to reduce the risk of flooding on the road.
The implementation of this phase of the project to upgrade the A595 at Moresby in Cumbria aims to be completed by mid-summer. It is expected to address current issues and minimize the need for future repairs.
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Implementation of the second phase of the project to upgrade the A595 at Moresby in Cumbria
During the previous phase, National Highways established two site compounds, one on each embankment of the A595. Micro-tunneling techniques were employed to minimize disruptions. They also created tunnels beneath the embankment that later formed part of the drainage system upgrades along the A595 route.
For the current A595 phase at Moresby, a section of the A595 will be temporarily closed for ten consecutive weekends. This section is between the Distington roundabout and the Pelican Garage (junction of A5094 New Road).
Motorists will thus be directed to use the A5086 through Frizington, Cleator, and Cleator Moor as the official diversion route. The closure however excludes the late May Bank Holiday weekend.
A part of a comprehensive £129M package
The A595 improvements are part of a comprehensive £129M package announced by National Highways last June. The package will address wear-and-tear repairs in North West England.
Over the following 12 months, these upgrades aim to fulfill the government’s commitment. They will thus level up transportation infrastructure across the country.