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Road resurfacing works in Copeland

Cumbria County Council will be carrying out essential resurfacing work on the B5295 in Copeland, starting on Monday 25 July.

This work is being carried out in two phases to replace worn-out sections of carriageway with a brand new road surface on Hensingham Main Street and Cleator Moor Road, Whitehaven.

Resurfacing work on Hensingham Main Street is scheduled to start on 25 July and is expected to take five days to complete, subject to weather conditions.

Resurfacing work on Cleator Moor Road will then start on Monday 1 August and will also last for approximately five days.

The works have been scheduled to take place during the school summer holidays to minimise disruption as there are several schools in this area.

In order to accommodate plant and machinery, and ensure the works can be safely carried out, it will be necessary to temporarily close the section of road being resurfaced.

Hensingham Main Street will be closed from 6am on Monday 25 July for five days. Cleator Moor Road will be closed from 6am on Monday 1 August for five days.

Signed diversions via local roads will be in place and access will be maintained as much as possible for local residents and businesses throughout the closures. Signs advising that businesses are open as normal will also be displayed. Access will also be maintained for emergency service vehicles, pedestrians and dismounted cyclists.

Councillor Keith Little, Cumbria County Council Cabinet member for Highways, said: “The council is investing £185,000 in this essential maintenance work. It’s been timed to take place during the summer holiday period to minimise disruption as we appreciate there are schools in this area. We will be working hard with our contractor to get the job done as soon as possible but there will inevitably be some disruption and we would advise drivers to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys.”

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