A590 Cross-a-Moor

Start date Summer 2021
End date TBC
Cost £7million approx

Latest updates

  • 22 February 2021

    Vegetation clearance work update

    We were previously planning to clear the vegetation during February and March. This was planned around bird nesting season, which typically extends from March until August. However, due to a delay in the completion of the design of the project, we have taken the decision to postpone the vegetation clearance work so that it can take place alongside the main construction work – which is still scheduled to take place within the 2021/22 financial year (1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022).

    We will provide further details to the community on the revised programme as soon as this becomes available.

    Microsoft Teams information events

    Our Microsoft Teams events will continue to take place. If you have any questions you would like to ask our team about these works or the improvement scheme itself, please join one of our events.

    The events will be held until 26 March, every Wednesday at 10.30am and Friday at 6pm for one hour.

    To join one of our Microsoft Teams event, please access via this link (if you’re joining from your phone, please make sure you download the Microsoft Teams app through the app store for free). Alternatively, please dial 0203 443 6279 (Conference ID: 943 041 689#).

  • 05 February 2021

    Reminder – site preparation work is about to begin

    This is a reminder of the upcoming site preparation work. This will include the removal of hedgerows and some trees. We need to remove the existing vegetation as they fall inside the layout of the new junction. Click here to see what vegetation is being removed.

    Work to remove the vegetation starts on or shortly after 15 February for approximately two weeks, and will take place during daytime hours. The work will be carried out away from the road, causing very little disruption to road users and pedestrians. We may need to use temporary traffic lights for safety reasons however, this will be during off-peak hours for limited periods only.

    Once the scheme is complete, we will work with our partners to develop and deliver a re-planting strategy plan. We’re aiming to increase biodiversity in the area by replanting a variety of species including native hedgerow, wildflower bulb and tree planting.

    View vegetation clearance map

    Microsoft Teams information events

    If you have any questions you would like to ask our team about these works or the improvement scheme itself, please join one of our Microsoft Teams information events.

    The events will be held between 12 February and 26 March, every Wednesday at 10.30am and Friday at 6pm for one hour.

    To join one of our Microsoft Teams event, please access via this link (if you’re joining from your phone, please make sure you download the Microsoft Teams app through the app store for free). Alternatively, please dial 0203 443 6279 (Conference ID: 943 041 689#)

  • 23 November 2020

    Upcoming activity on site

    Survey work

    Over the coming weeks, we plan to carry out some surveys on site. The work will take place during the day. Most of the work will be carried out away from the road causing very little disruption to road users and pedestrians. During this phase, you may notice an increase in noise levels, however this will be minimal.

    Site preparation

    In the new year we’re proposing to start the preparation phase of work. This will include vegetation clearance, movement of material and drainage/ flooding improvements. Work will take place during the day, and on occasion some overnight work may also be required.

    The work will be carried out away from the road, causing very little disruption to road users and pedestrians. We may need to use temporary traffic lights for safety reasons however, this will during off-peak hours only.

    Main construction

    We’re still in the early stages of programming this phase of the scheme and therefore we’re unable to provide confirmed dates for when work will begin on site. However, we’re aiming to start around summer 2021. Once this has been finalised, further communication will be provided closer to the time.

Project information

Overview

Located at the A590 Ulverston Road and Main Road junction, we plan to delivery a highway improvement project called A590 Cross-a-Moor.

The scheme will entail constructing a new roundabout. We will also build brand new link roads, which will connect into the existing local road network. As part of the scheme we will also carry out environmental improvements and put in measures to alleviate flooding in the area.

View our graphic to see what the new highway improvements will look like.

While the scheme is being delivered by Highways England, this is a collaborative venture between Highways England, Cumbria County Council, South Lakes District Council and Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership.

The purpose of this scheme is to improve congestion currently being experienced at this location as well as improving safety. The £7m infrastructure investment is part of the Housing and Growth agenda and will also support the creation of 900 new homes.

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Traffic information

Information about scheduled roadworks and events on our motorways and major roads.

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