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Thursday, 25 December 2014

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Summer of misery as roadworks begin

ROADWORKS are expected to cause some traffic upheaval in the coming weeks.

One route into Whitehaven town centre will be closed for six weeks while vital upgrading to a gas main takes place.

And road-markings are set to be re-painted along the A595 between Parton and Hensingham – taking about two weeks.

Northern Gas Networks is replacing aging metal gas mains in Whitehaven with durable new plastic pipes.

Work will start on Monday, August 4 on Solway View (near St James’ Junior School).

The road will be closed to traffic (from numbers 1 to 16) but access will be maintained for residents. Signed diversions will be in place.

Barry Watson, customer operations area manager, for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We have planned our work closely with Cumbria County Council, to minimise disruption to both residents and motorists.

“In advance of the work taking place, a letter has been sent to local residents. Our customer care officers have also been speaking with residents and businesses in the area to ensure that they are aware of the work.

“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this essential work may cause and thank everyone in advance for their patience and understanding.”

And in early August temporary traffic lights will be in place along the A595 between the Howgate roundabout and the roundabout near West Cumberland Hospital.

The Highways Agency says road-markings will be repainted to improve safety along the 3.5mile stretch.

The temporary traffic lights will move along as the work gets completed.

Have your say

Hardly a summer of 'misery' - better than a 'start of autumn term misery'. They really can't win can they? I know I would rather add a few minutes to my journey than leave old unmaintained gas pipes running under the roads!

Posted by katie on 30 July 2014 at 21:33

STOP WHINGING!!!!

Posted by Geoff on 29 July 2014 at 09:03

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