A590 Cross-a-Moor junction improvement scheme

Start date September 2021
End date July 2022
Cost £9.5million approx

Latest updates

  • 06 October 2021

    October update

    It's been a busy few weeks for the team as we continue to make good progress on the scheme.

    So far we've:

    • started building the northern and southern new link roads have started. We've brought this forward to make the most of the dry weather we experienced in September.
    • continued the drainage for the new wetland area with the excavation nearly completed
    • started to divert utilities such as water and electricity. This will run from October to December.
    • continue with the new link road formation between October and December, installing the drainage and kerb lines 

    Next month, we will start planting and seeding with the scheme on track to finish July 2022

  • 07 September 2021

    Text alert service - correct number

    Within the latest communications leaflet, we provided details on how to sign up to our text alert system. Unfortunately, the number provided to us from the service provider was incorrect. We apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    If you would like to sign up to the free text alert service for planned closures, or changes to traffic management, please text ‘A590’ to 07723404677.

  • 10 August 2021

    Start of work and upcoming information events

    National Highways and our partners Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, South

    Lakeland District Council, and Cumbria County Council plan to improve the A590, Main Road, and Cross-a-Moor junction.

    The scheme is located to the south of Ulverston on the A590 at a junction locally known as Cross-a-Moor. The work will replace the existing junction with a new roundabout and link roads.

    We plan to start our main construction work from the 4 September 2021, with the aim to finish by the end of July 2022. The work will take place in three phases. For each phase, our working hours and traffic management will be different.

    More information regarding our work and upcoming events can be found in our communications leaflet.

    Microsoft Teams information events

    If you’re unable to attend one of our information events, you can join one of our Microsoft Teams events. They will take place every Thursday from 26 August to 23 September, from 4pm to 5pm.

    To join one of our Microsoft Teams event, please access through this link. If you’re joining from your mobile phone, please make sure you download the Microsoft Teams app through the app store for free. Alternatively, please dial 0203 443 6279 (Conference ID: 674 061 22#).

     

  • 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 National Highways, this is a collaborative venture between ourselves and Cumbria County Council, South Lakes District Council and Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership.

The £9.5m scheme will help to reduce congestion and improve safety, as well as support over 1000 new homes being built. In addition to this, we will also:

  • construct a new wetland area to ease flooding in Swarthmoor. Around the wetland area, a pedestrian footpath and seating will be installed, creating a recreational site for the community
  • improve bio-diversity by planting a variety of species including native hedgerow

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