The council is to begin evening road improvements on the A595 at Waberthwaite.

The works are part of a £14.3 million investment from the Government's Levelling Up Fund.

The project, carried out by the Cumberland Council's contractor DSD Construction Limited, will start on Tuesday, May 7, and will continue until Friday, May 24.

The operations will take place from 7.00pm to 5.00am.

The council's improvement programme has already completed work on the A5086 Scallow Farm to Rowrah, A595 Whicham Valley, and A5086 Crossgates to Kirkland.

The Waberthwaite repairs will include road network repairs, drainage replacement, and refreshing of road markings.

The council has acknowledged the project may cause some inconvenience to road users, especially since the A595 is a major road.

To minimise the disruption, they have cooperated with local stakeholders, Parish Councils and local members.

Vehicles will be able to pass through the site from 7.00pm to 10.00pm with escort assistance but expect up to 30 minutes delay.

From 10.00pm to 5.00am, the entire site will need to be closed with no access for the public.

Access for emergency vehicles, under blue lights, will be maintained.

Councillor Denise Rollo, executive member for Sustainable, Resilient and Connected Places, said: "We understand the inconvenience that these works may cause, but they are vital for ensuring that our roads are safe and in good condition.

"We're committed to working as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimise disruption and thank the community for their support and patience."

For more information, contact the council’s Highways Hotline on 0300 373 3736 or visit the Cumberland Council website.