A591 road restrictions at Plumgarths to be lifted for two weeks

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DISTRUPTIVE road works on a main route to the heart of the Lake District are to be suspended over the Easter holiday.

Resurfacing works at A591 Plumgarths Roundabout and Kendal Bypass are said to be on schedule with Phase 5 due to be completed by tomorrow (Sunday) for the Easter Holiday period.

The current route restrictions at Plumgarths Roundabout will be suspended for two weeks from tomorrow evening until the evening of April 15, when the final phaase of the resurfacing works begins.

For details of the current works phasing and diversion routes, please refer to the CCC web page: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/highways-pavements/plumgarths.asp

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5:08pm Sat 31 Mar 12

zaney5 says...

So it's ok to disrupt the locals but god forbid we disrupt the tourists.
So it's ok to disrupt the locals but god forbid we disrupt the tourists. zaney5
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6:23pm Sat 31 Mar 12

Peter Thornton says...

Any connection between this item and the one above?
Any connection between this item and the one above? Peter Thornton
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7:24pm Sat 31 Mar 12

worldsgonemad says...

I doubt it, the details of the roadworks being suspended over Easter have been known since before the work started.

The whole thing has been badly planned and I don't know why they have had to do things the way they have causing so much disruption for so long. It's had a knock on effect for the whole area, people who live locally, visitors and local businesses.

Yes, it needed doing but was this really the best way of doing it?
I doubt it, the details of the roadworks being suspended over Easter have been known since before the work started. The whole thing has been badly planned and I don't know why they have had to do things the way they have causing so much disruption for so long. It's had a knock on effect for the whole area, people who live locally, visitors and local businesses. Yes, it needed doing but was this really the best way of doing it? worldsgonemad
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11:34am Sun 1 Apr 12

life cycle too says...

Is it just me, or does the whole scheme bear a remarkable similarity to the staged introduction of Kendal's one way system?

I would however accept that some of the problems were the fault of incompetent motorists whose behaviour impacted on their fellow drivers!
Is it just me, or does the whole scheme bear a remarkable similarity to the staged introduction of Kendal's one way system? I would however accept that some of the problems were the fault of incompetent motorists whose behaviour impacted on their fellow drivers! life cycle too
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11:47am Sun 1 Apr 12

life cycle too says...

Peter Thornton wrote:
Any connection between this item and the one above?
Probably not - but the same could not be said of the road signs pointing to Kentmere from Staveley which were faded to the point of being unreadable - which I reported 10 years ago - and have now finall been replaced with shiny new signs.

It is sad that it takes a royal visit, or an Olympic Torch arriving, to prompt the councils concerned to get on and do the things that they should be doing continuously!
[quote][p][bold]Peter Thornton[/bold] wrote: Any connection between this item and the one above?[/p][/quote]Probably not - but the same could not be said of the road signs pointing to Kentmere from Staveley which were faded to the point of being unreadable - which I reported 10 years ago - and have now finall been replaced with shiny new signs. It is sad that it takes a royal visit, or an Olympic Torch arriving, to prompt the councils concerned to get on and do the things that they should be doing continuously! life cycle too
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4:40pm Wed 4 Apr 12

nixon1 says...

Do you really think the council are are only replacing a single sign just because of the royal visit?
I think the traffic has been managed well considering its location on a direct route. It would be interesting to see how the public could come up with a better solution to those who have years of experience and training.
Do you really think the council are are only replacing a single sign just because of the royal visit? I think the traffic has been managed well considering its location on a direct route. It would be interesting to see how the public could come up with a better solution to those who have years of experience and training. nixon1
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