THE Cumberland area will be seeing miles of road resurfacing due to the first slice of a £1.2 billion funding reallocated from the HS2 project. 

The funds are to be used for repairing potholes and improving local roads.

Previously in November, the Government had declared an £8.3 billion investment to address poorly surfaced roads and pothole-ridden streets nationwide.

The northwest region was due to receive £1.2 billion from the northern leg of HS2, re-committed over an 11-year span.

Councils across the northwest have already been paid over £19 million to get on with the work and deliver improvements, with another £19 million following in this financial year.

As a condition of this funding, and to make sure money is being spent on pothole repairs, local authorities are required to publish a two-year plan detailing exactly which local roads will benefit. 

The Government’s plan hopes to save motorists up to £440 on vehicle repairs.

Over 2024 - 2025, these are the roads Cumberland Council expects to deliver surface treatment and concrete repairs to: 

Tree Road to Talkin Tarn, Brampton

Rockcliffe School to Floristonrigg, Longtown

Walton to Garthside, Houghton and Irthington

Lanercost to Kingwater House, Brampton

Milton to Roachburn, Brampton

Moor Cottage to Old School House, Longtown

Crown Inn to Beck House, Dalston and Burgh

Lambley Bank, Wetheral

West Whitrigg Farm to B5307 Junction Whitrigglees, Wigton

Branthwaite to Kidburn Gill, Workington

Newlands to Snowhill, Wigton

Prior Hall, Wigton

Uldale to Aughertee, Wigton

Pasture Lane, Wigton

Brownrigg to West Border Farm, Wigton

Bolton Low Houses, Wigton

Smart Hill to Southerfield, Wigton

Southerfield House, Wigton

Cross Roads to Stank End, Wigton

Southerfield Dykelands Gilcrux, Maryport

Overend Road, Whitehaven, Hillcrest and Hensingham 

Thornton Road, Hillcrest and Hensingham

Highfields, Whitehaven, Hillcrest and Hensingham

Birker Fell to Woodend, Millom Without

Birkby Road, Millom Without

Birker Fell to High Ground, Millom Without

Kiskin to Annaside, Millom Without

Basket Road, Kells, Kells and Sandwith

Central Road, Kells, Kells and Sandwith

Rydal Street, Frizington, Cleator Moor East and Frizington

Work will be completed to: 

Rickerby Park area (Swifts footpath), Patching, Castle area

Buckbarrow Bridge, Bridge renewal, South Corney Fell

Outrigg, St Bees, Drainage, St Bees

To view what works have been completed already due to the funding and what milage will be completed in designated areas of work, click here.