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Sunday diversion for Greenodd roundabout project
11:12am Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
A SHORT section of the A5092 will be closed for up to 12 hours on Sunday as part of a £2.7 million project to build a new roundabout at Greenodd.
The Highways Agency needs to close part of the A5092 between the A590 and the River Crake to carry out essential work to install new electrical cables under the road. A signed diversion route, suitable for all types of vehicles, will take drivers along the A590, A595 and then back onto the A5092.
The stretch of the A5092 at Greenodd will be closed between 6am and 6pm, although it may be reopened sooner if the work is finished early. Highways Agency engineers have also scheduled the work to avoid the half term holiday later in the month, when traffic levels are likely to be higher.
Samantha Whittaker, Project Manager for the Highways Agency, said: “We’re doing everything we can to minimise inconvenience to motorists while the new roundabout is being built at Greenodd, but we will need to close a short section of the A5092 on Sunday for essential electrical work.
“The diversion route is suitable for all types of vehicles and signs will be in place along the A590, A595 and A5092.
“The new roundabout will make it easier to travel between the A590 and A5092, and will reduce accidents. Work is progressing well and the scheme is on track to be completed early in the new year.”
The new roundabout at Greenodd is part of the Government’s national £317 million pinch point programme to remove bottlenecks, improve safety and keep traffic moving on England’s motorways and major A roads.
The A590 dual carriageway currently forms a T-junction with the A5092, with traffic having to pull into a gap in the central reservation to turn right towards Ulverston. The new roundabout has received widespread support from local residents and businesses as it will ultimately help to reduce accidents.
More details are available at www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/a590-greenodd-junction-improvement where road users can also subscribe to be emailed the latest updates on the project.
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