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Road repairs list revealed by council

A MAJOR programme of road-improvement schemes has been announced in Copeland.

Cumbria County Council this week revealed its £1.5 million list of roads and pavements that will receive attention between April 2013 and the end of March 2014.

Major resurfacing will take place at High Road (Kells), Rottington (Sandwith), Skiddaw Road (Mirehouse) and Sea View Road (Bransty).

In addition, surface dressing (to repair water damage and improve skidding resistance) will be carried out on the following roads: Wath Brow to Ennerdale, Threaplands to Frizington, Logan Beck to Ulpha Bridge, Holmrook to Irton levels, and Gosforth to Seascale.

Cumbria County Council says that surface dressing is often unpopular with road users “mainly because of the loose chippings which are an inevitable part of this process”.

It adds: “However, the work is carried out at considerable speed, which minimises the level of inconvenience on any given section of road when compared with other processes.

“The comparatively low cost of this process means that we can treat a much larger proportion of the road network each year.”

Micro-asphalt repairs, similar to surface dressing but of a slightly different nature and materials, will take place at High Road (Kells), Church Hill (Hensingham), Cross Lane (Hillcrest), and Elizabeth Crescent, Read Drive, Brunlea Drive (all Whitehaven).

Drainage improvements will be carried out at Haile Church and Scurgill Terrace (Egremont).

And footway schemes have been earmarked for Buckle Avenue (Cleator Moor), Sea View Road (Bransty), Millom town centre, Orgill (Egremont), Murton Park (Arlecdon) and Meadow Road Bridge (Mirehouse).

The road schemes were identified, says the council, out of local knowledge, condition surveys and community reports, and the drainage scheme from repeat inundations and failures.

They were agreed, subject to the budget being confirmed, at a meeting of Cumbria County Council’s Local Committee for Copeland last week.

A number of further schemes have been identified, and will be added to the list if the budget is higher than anticipated.

A study is set to take place in Calderbridge with a view to introducing traffic-related improvements in the village. In addition, a speed reduction measures are set to be introduced on Morass Road, Beckermet.

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the state of 95% of whitehavens roads are a disgrace and the goverment should pay us to use them not charge us road tax.ive just had to have suspension work on my car because of these roads are the council going to refund me because its their fault???????????

Posted by billyboy on 14 December 2012 at 13:59

you lot up there on hillcrest think your better class than anyone else in whitehaven ,pay for your own.

Posted by john on 5 December 2012 at 14:12

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