ALAN Riley of Grasmere suggests the A592 should be closed overnight for work to be carried out by United Utilities (Letters, January 00, 'Close road at night instead).

Is he aware how much noise is created by the diggers and lorries removing the spoil?

Those of us who live alongside this road would be delighted if Mr Riley could arrange for our houses to be totally soundproofed during the work.

Meanwhile, we make allowances for increased travel time knowing there will be improved drainage in the area.

Sue Thomas