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26 September 2022

Update of the resurfacing on the A592

Cumbria County Council would like to thank residents and businesses who attended the drop-in session at Glenridding Village Hall.

During the session, the 'Safer Roads Project' team shared plans, maps and road closure information with the local community and listened to feedback.

This road surfacing project is part of the Department for Transport's (DfT's) 'Safer Roads Project' on the A592.  Along with resurfacing the road, some footways will be resurfaced, and some kerbing will be renewed.

In order to minimise disruption, the work will be phased into five stages.

The first phase of the work will be from Deepdale Bridge to the Youth Hostel and will last until 30 September.  There have been temporary traffic lights for the footway work up until 18 September, and from 20 - 30 September there will be a full road closure, which has been kept to an absolute minimum to minimise any impact on road users, residents, and businesses.

Work will take place between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of the working hours access will be maintained where possible, but vehicles do so at their own risk. The county council will make every effort to maintain access for residents. However, this may not be possible due to the narrowness of the road combined with the cooling times of the materials.  As a result, it may be necessary to delay, or at times, deny access to properties, depending on the location of the work operations.  Therefore, the county council are asking residents that any vehicles should be left outside of the works area. 

Diversion routes, will be as follows (from 20 - 30 September):

NORTHBOUND - travelling south on the A592 towards Windermere, then via the A591 (and a short section of the A593) through Ambleside, joining the A66 near Keswick and heading East towards the A5091 towards Dockray.  This is approximately 47 miles.

SOUTHBOUND - travelling north and onto the A5091 through Dockray, onto the A66 towards Keswick and then onto the A591 (and a short section of the A593) through Ambleside, re-joining the A592 at Windermere.  This is approximately 47 miles

For more information and to see the next phases, please visit the Safer Roads website.

In addition, the county council can confirm that there will be no works during the half term holidays, from Friday 21 October 2022 until Monday 7 November 2022, the road will be open during this period.  Work will be closed for the festive period from 16 December, returning early January. It is anticipated that the full project will be completed by February 2023, weather dependant.

Cumbria County Council would like to thank the community for their continued support and patience while they improve the highway network. Please accept the county council’s apologies for any inconvenience caused by these improvements.

Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said:

“We are very grateful to everyone who attended the public consultation, it was a great opportunity to get some very relevant feedback.

“We understand that these works will be frustrating and disruptive for the community, and we do apologise for this; however, the repairs are necessary to prevent more deterioration on this section of the A592. 

“The work schedule has been set up in five phases, which can be seen on the Safer Roads website. It will be updated regularly, and we ask the community to visit the website for up-to-date information.

“Our priority is public safety, and I am pleased that we are making these improvements and I would like to thank the residents and businesses for their support and would also like to apologise for the inconvenience these necessary improvements will cause.”

Please email  A592@cumbria.gov.uk with any questions or queries relating to the project.

Cumbria County Council would like to thank residents and businesses who attended the drop-in session at Glenridding Village Hall.