ROAD closure signs along the A590 alerting drivers are displaying the WRONG information.

Highways Agency bosses plan to close the A590 overnight to carry out essential "wear and tear" repairs.

However, motorists have been left confused after the Highways Agency released conflicting information about the closures.

Signs at Newby Bridge and Low Newton clearly state the A590 will be closed from Wednesday night (Dec 5) for seven nights from 8pm until 6am.

But on Friday evening the road bosses released more information saying the road closure was actually taking place from tonight until Thursday.

Today The Mail has questioned the Highways Agency over the errors but they refused to apologise.

Instead they said both the signs and the previous announcement were wrong.

Now updated and correct information show the A590 will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

On Wednesday and Friday it will be closed between 10pm and 6am and on Thursday between 11pm and 6am.

The road will be closed east of Back Lane at Newby Bridge on a single lane section of the carriageway.

A spokesman for Highways England said: “This is vital, if routine, maintenance to ensure users of the A590 in this part of Cumbria can continue to enjoy safe and smooth journeys.

"These wear and tear repairs include work to tackle potholes and resurfacing other sections of the carriageway – work we can only do safely along a single lane section of the route by closing the road in both directions. We are doing these now before we get the worst of the winter weather.

“We do plan carriageway closures very carefully to minimise disruption to road users and local communities and we do as much work as possible - as in this case - at night when traffic is at its lightest. In this case we have already been listening to local people and have adjusted the time of the overnight closures and have put the start of works each night back by two hours.

"Work will now take place between 10pm and 6am each night instead of 8pm which is a typical start time for closures. In discussing this work – which was advertised in a public notice several weeks ago – we are also accommodating a BBC concert in Barrow on Thursday night by starting the work at 11pm. We’ve also made arrangements to escort a late public bus service through the works.

“We have also reviewed the time needed to do the work and have reduced that from five nights to four nights and today to three nights. "We appreciate feedback from communities and other road users and anyone with any comments can contact us at, call us on 0300 123 5000. “