WORKS to improve parts of the A590 are due to be carried out through the centre of a town.

Making up part of a multi-million pound scheme of improvements to the road, the roadworks are set to bring disruption when they start on September 7, lasting for five weeks.

Motorists have been warned night-time works will take place between the junctions of Quebec Street and Prince’s Street in Ulverston.

The road will be closed on some nights during the works as well as temporary traffic lights for the full five weeks of the programme.

An Ulverston councillor said the works were vital for the town and hoped congestion would be kept to a minimum.

A spokesman for Highways England said: “Longer and harder-wearing material is being used to resurface the A590 between the junctions of Quebec Street and Prince’s Street/Queen Street crossroads.

“In addition to this, we’ll also replace the road markings through to the junction of Daltongate.

“Work is due to start on or shortly after September 7 for approximately five weeks.

"This will take place between the hours of 8pm and 6am.

“For safety, temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A590 between the junctions of Quebec Street and Daltongate during the dates and time stated above.

“In addition to this, overnight full closures are required on the 20 and 27 September and 4 October. Localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

“Work is subject to weather conditions and therefore dates may change at short notice. Our work will inevitably generate some noise and every effort will be made to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

Ulverston councillor Dave Webster said: “The surface of the road does need replacing - it’s breaking up.

“It’s going to be a lot of work and there’s going to be a lot of slow-moving traffic.

“The A590 is at saturation during the day time but if they can do the works outside the day period that’s better.”

Highways England announced earlier this year that it would invest £8m into the road over the next 12 months.