A590 maintenance schemes

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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 13 to 20 November:

All planned overnight closures will be in place as per the times below and for diversion route information please view our leaflet. The remainder of the time lane closures will be in place and access for motorists will be available. Road users are advised to check their journeys before travel, and where possible use alternative routes.

Date and time


Phasing Plan

From 8pm 13 November to 6am 14 November

M6 northbound entry slip at junction 36

M6 northbound exit slip at junction 36

Diversion A

From 8pm 18 November to 12:30pm 19 November

A590 westbound exit slip at Brettargh Holt

Diversion B

From 12:30pm 19 November to 6am 20 November 

A591 southbound exit slip at Brettargh Holt

Diversion B


A permanent change to vehicle movements is planned at Newby Bridge. From 8 February 2021, vehicles will no longer be able to turn right from Lakeside (opposite The Swan Hotel) onto the A590. The reason for the change is to improve safety at this junction. Motorists will be advised to turn left, travel approximately 300m towards Newby Bridge roundabout, turn around before continuing on your journey.

As part of these new proposals, work to improve the junction is planned. This will entail widening the carriageway, installing a new traffic island and signs, and replacing the road markings.

Work is due to start on or shortly after 8 February 2021 for approximately three weeks. This will take place between 8pm and 6am on weekdays only.

For safety purposes, temporary three-way traffic signals will be in place during the above dates and times. Access for motorists will be maintained at all times.

We encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users.

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.


Traffic information

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

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