Some disruption likely next week as overnight work is carried out to maintain two main roads in South Lakeland (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Some disruption likely next week as overnight work is carried out to maintain two main roads in South Lakeland
9:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014 in News
Essential maintenance work is to be carried out overnight on worn-out sections of two main roads in South Lakeland next week.
Cumbria County Council says it is investing around £120,000 on the work to ensure road surfaces remain in a safe condition for road users.
The work, which has been timed to take place overnight to try to minimise the impact on road users, is required to strengthen and resurface part of the A685, near Kendal, and the A683 at Middleton.
Work on the A685 will cover a 350m section of road extending from the Mealbank junction, approximately 1/2km north of the Morrisons business park, through Spital Woods.
Resurfacing is expected to be completed over two nights on Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25.
CCC says this section of the road will be closed between 7pm and 7am on each night to protect the safety of the public and contractors.
A signed diversion will be in place via the A684 and A683.
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Resurfacing work on the A683 will cover a 1km section of road extending from the Rigmaden junction to the junction at Middleton Church.
The work will be carried out over four consecutive nights, from Tuesday, March 25 to Friday, March 28.
This section of road will be closed between 7pm and 7am on each night, again to protect the safety of the public and contractors. A signed diversion will be in place via the A684, A6 and A65.
"The narrow road width at both locations has meant that it has not been possible to maintain access for traffic and temporary closures are therefore needed for safety reasons," said a CCC spokesman.
"Both the A685 and the A683 will remain open to traffic during the day and all local businesses will remain open throughout the period of the works.
"Although the improvements works are taking place overnight to minimise the impact on the public, some disruption will be unavoidable and the council apologises for any inconvenience."
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