A595 improvements to take place

Highways England will start work on a project to upgrade a two-mile stretch of the A595 near Sellafield next week.

The scheme will see the road and footpaths being resurfaced along with improvements to the drainage system, reducing the likelihood of flooding or surface water.

The project will affect the section of the A595 between Calder Bridge and the junction with the B5345, just south of Thornhill, and includes resurfacing a one and a half mile stretch between Calder Bridge and Blackbeck roundabout. New signs and reflective road studs will also be installed and road markings will be replaced.

Peter Gee, project manager at Highways England, said: “The A595 is on a key route to Sellafield and is heavily used by local people and businesses.

“The work we’re carrying out over the next few weeks will result in improvements for both drivers and pedestrians, as we’re resurfacing the road and footpaths as well as upgrading the drainage system.”

The project is due to be completed by the end of August.

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