Traffic bulletin: A590 Greenodd - temporary traffic lights in place for roadworks

Published date: 23 November 2013
Type:Press release
Region: North West

HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 23 November 2013

Drivers using the A590 in Cumbria this weekend are being reminded that temporary traffic lights are in use at Greenodd - with queuing likely.

Users of the westbound and eastbound carriageways around the important new roundabout works will need to take turns to get past the roadworks using a single lane.

Additionally, there will be no access at all into or from the A5092 local road at its junction with the A590 where the new roundabout is being delivered.

The temporary traffic signals will be in place between 6am this morning (Saturday 23 November) and 6am on Monday (25 November).

However, over the weekend local businesses around Greenodd will remain open and accessible, despite the road closure, and the Highways Agency is putting measures in place to reduce queuing during the 15th annual Dickensian Christmas Festival taking place in Ulverston.

More information on this weekend's work is available in our latest news release: http://​press​.highways​.gov​.uk/​P​r​e​s​s​-​R​e​l​e​a​s​e​s​/​B​u​s​i​n​e​s​s​e​s​-​o​p​e​n​-​a​s​-​u​s​u​a​l​-​d​u​r​i​n​g​-​w​e​e​k​e​n​d​-​d​i​v​e​r​s​i​o​n​-​f​o​r​-​G​r​e​e​n​o​d​d​-​p​r​o​j​e​c​t​-​6​9​6​6​f​.​a​spx

More information about the project is available at: http://​www​.highways​.gov​.uk/​r​o​a​d​s​/​r​o​a​d​-​p​r​o​j​e​c​t​s​/​a​5​9​0​-​g​r​e​e​n​o​d​d​-​j​u​n​c​t​i​o​n​-​i​m​p​r​o​v​e​m​e​nt/

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Notes to Editors:

1. The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. We manage, maintain and improve England’s motorways and other strategic roads on behalf of the Secretary of State.

2. The Government recognises the critical importance of the strategic road to national prosperity and its vital role in supporting economic growth for business, job creation and housing development – as well as being the means by which many of us travel to work, visit our families and enjoy leisure activities. The pinch point programme:

• will be delivered between Spring 2013 and March 2015

• was unveiled across three announcements - in July and October 2012 and in April 2013 with the third ‘tranche’ consisting of technology-based, as well as road-based, projects.

3. Maintenance and improvement projects: We plan maintenance and improvement projects carefully to allow road works to be completed safely, in a cost effective way while keeping disruption to road users to a minimum. We do as much work as possible overnight and when roads are less busy in order to keep more lanes open for road users at peak travel times.

4. Plan your journey: Drivers are advised to check their route for road works and travel conditions and to allow extra time for their journeys where needed. We do all we can to keep road users informed and have a variety of journey planning tools drivers can use.

5. Real-time traffic information for England’s motorways and other strategic roads is available:

- From the web at www​.highways​.gov​.uk/​t​r​a​f​fic or from a phone or mobile device at m.highways.gov.uk

- By phone from the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 at any time. (Calls to 0300 numbers will cost no more than 5p per minute from a standard BT residential landline. Call charges from other landlines and mobile networks may vary, but will be no more than a standard geographic call and will be included in all inclusive minutes and discount schemes). Make sure it’s safe and legal before you call. Before using any mobile, find a safe place to park. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency.

- On an iPhone app which will automatically select the region you are in. Free to download from the iTunes store or search for Highways Agency on your device.

- From Twitter – there are eight feeds with live traffic information provided by region. For information on roads in the North West, follow us at @HAtraffic_nwest or for the full index visit www​.highways​.gov​.uk/​t​w​i​t​ter.

6. Receive our national and regional press releases by RSS and get the latest headlines straight to your desktop the moment we publish them to our website. Choose to receive a national press feed or one of our regionalised feeds - go to www​.highways​.gov​.uk/​r​s​s​n​ews for more information.

Contacts:

Neil Sterio.
Phone: 01925 298040
neil.​sterio@​highways.​gsi.​gov.​uk