A590 Cross-a-Moor

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

Latest updates

  • 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


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.


Traffic information

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

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