September start date for A590 Cross-a-Moor roundabout project

Highways England’s construction of a new roundabout along the A590 at Cross-a-Moor south of Ulverston in Cumbria will start in September.

The new roundabout will replace the existing staggered junction with Main Road running south off the A590 and Pennington Lane running north of it. Preparation work is scheduled to start in spring with the main construction work following in the summer.

It is expected to cost around £7 million with partnership funding from Highways England, Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and South Lakeland District Council, reports The Mail.

As Part of the previously announced  Highways England Growth and Housing Fund the new roundabout at  Cross a Moor is a response to the proposed 1063 new homes to built around the south of Ulverston.

It is being funded by Highways England , Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership , Cumbria County Council and South Lakes District Council. At present the design is complete and now going through a commercial pricing exercise. The provisional start date of the works is September 6 with completion expected July 2022.

Plan of the new Cross-a-Moor junction arrangements which include constructing a new roundabout Steve Mason, Highways England senior project manager, said:“This new roundabout is a significant investment in the infrastructure of the Furness peninsula.

“It will reduce congestion and improve safety on the A590 and local road network as well as supporting the creation of new jobs and homes. “We’re aiming to keep the road open during construction – certainly during the daytime – and minimise any inconvenience to drivers and other road users.”

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