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TRAVEL: A590 road closure could add significant delays to journeys

Planned roadworks along the A590 could add travel delays in October

The A590 is a trunk road in southern Cumbria, in the north-west of England. It connects the M6 (from junction 36) with the Furness peninsula, and passes through the towns of Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness.

National Highways (formerly Highways England) are investing approximately £8 million over the next 12 months, maintaining journeys and safety for the thousands of drivers who use the A590 every day.

Along the full length of the A590 they will be carrying out a number of planned renewal schemes. These are essential in maintaining the network, keeping road users safe and supporting the movement of essential supplies and services. 

As part of the works there will be a full road closure of the A590 from Newby Bridge Roundabout to Brettagh Hold Roundabout which will see a 13 mile diversion in place. Work is due to start from 5 October for around five weeks. This will take place between the hours of 8pm and 6am and work will be carried out in phases, the table below shows the detail for each phase:




Traffic management

Meathop to Cartmel Lane junction

5, 6, and 7 October

Full westbound carriageway closure

Newby Bridge to Backbarrow - Duals

8 and 15 Oct

One side closed each night. Both directions of traffic through the open carriageway

Mill Side to Levens

11 Oct

Full closure of single carriageway section and of eastbound dual to Church Road

Levens to Meathop

13, 14, 18 and 19 October

Full closure in both directions between A5074 and Meathop roundabout.

Brettargh Holt roundabout to Levens Lane

21 October

Full westbound carriageway closure.

Ulverston Booths’ roundabout to Haverthwaite Junction

22, 25, 26 and 27 October

Various 300m sections with traffic lights and convoy system. Moving each night.

Haverthwaite - Duals in front of train station

28 & 29 October

One side closed each night. Both directions of traffic assisted through the open carriageway.

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