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Saturday, 20 December 2014

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Roadworks warning for west Cumbria

Roadworks will take place near Egremont this week as part of a £52,000 project to replace road studs.

Work will start today on the A595 between Bigrigg village and St Thomas Cross roundabout.

Temporary traffic lights will be in force but the Highways Agency said they would suspend work during peak hours. The work will take place on northbound and southbound carriageways.

Highways Agency’ manager Peter Gee said: “This is routine maintenance which will improve safety by renewing road markings and road studs.

“Outside the peak travelling periods drivers should leave a little bit of extra time to negotiate the temporary traffic lights.”

He said traffic would, at times, be led past the roadworks in convoys. There will be a 50mph speed limit in place during the work, which is due to finish on Friday.

Meanwhile, work begins this week on repairs to a bridge on the A66 at Keswick.

The £49,000 maintenance work on Greta Bridge will take all week and involves replacing expansion joints.

The Highways Agency said the work would involve the eastbound carriageway and that one of the two lanes would be open at all times.

A 40mph speed limit will be in place at the roadworks, with work taking place between 8pm and 6am, and from 2pm on two days.

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