A590 maintenance schemes
The A590 is a trunk road in southern Cumbria, in the north-west of England. It connects the M6 (from junction 36) with the Furness peninsula, and passes through the towns of Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness.
We’re investing approximately £8 million over the next 12 months, maintaining journeys and safety for the thousands of drivers who use the A590 every day.
Along the full length of the A590 we’ll be carrying out a number of planned renewal schemes. These are essential in maintaining the network, keeping our customers safe and supporting the movement of essential supplies and services. While there are several projects planned along this 34 mile stretch, we’re working together to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.
The following projects are part of the A590 maintenance programme:
From: Early September 2020 To: December 2020
We plan to deliver a number of maintenance and improvement schemes on the A590, between M6 junction 36 and Brettargh Holt roundabout. Together they will ensure safer, more reliable journeys for years to come.
View our leaflet more information about these improvements..
Planned traffic management from 18 to 23 September:
- M6 junction 36 southern section of roundabout – 24 hour closure will be in place
- A590 eastbound between M6 junction 36 roundabout and Brettargh Holt roundabout (phase 2) – 24 hour contraflow will be in place
Planned traffic management from 24 September to 3 October:
- A590 eastbound between M6 junction 36 roundabout and Brettargh Holt roundabout (phase 3) – 24 hour contraflow will be in place
Some delays are expected. Road users are advised to check their journeys before travel, and where possible use alternative routes.
From: 7 September 2020 To: Early October
Carriageway surfacing and road marking replacement work is due to take place on the A590 through Ulverston Town Centre. Over time the carriageway has deteriorated and needs replacing. 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 7 September 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.