Traffic and travel news for South Cumbria – Tuesday May 3

HERE is the latest traffic and travel news for Cumbria.

Roads

A590: Some congestion between Ulverston and Barrow.

A595: Congestion around the Sellafield site.

A591: Delays around Waterhead between Holbeck Lane and Borrans Road.

Rail

Due to emergency engineering works between Carlisle and Appleby all lines are blocked. Train services between Leeds and Carlisle may be terminated at and started back from Appleby. Disruption is expected until further notice. Replacement road transport services are conveying passengers between Appleby and Carlisle in both directions until further notice.

Ongoing roadworks

A590 Greenodd: Lane one of the eastbound carriageway just west of Greenodd roundabout is currently closed until further notice while a survey of the embankment takes place.

A591: The A591 is closed in both directions between the Dunmail Raise junction in north of Grasmere and the B5322 Back Lane junction in Legburthwaite because of a landslip. A diversion is in operation and a shuttle bus is running between Grasmere and Keswick. All other traffic will be diverted around 40 miles. The road is due to reopen on Friday May 13.

M6 Junction 34 Lancaster: Work off the motorway on the Heysham Link project requires a lane one and hard shoulder closure in both directions on the motorway around junction 34.

M6 junctions 16 to 19: Cheshire smart motorway

Work is underway for the smart motorway upgrade – typically with 1 or 2 lanes closed overnight between junctions in both directions and/or mobile lane closures along short sections of carriageway.

M6 junctions 19 to 20: A £14.5 million programme of bridge repairs and new safety barriers is underway with narrow lanes, 50 mph speed limit and use of the hard shoulder as a running lane in places.

M6 junction 27 to junction 29: Surfacing works have now commenced on the northbound and southbound carriageway. This will be undertaken Monday to Friday between the hours of 9pm and 5am, for completion July 2016. To facilitate the works lane closures will be required as well as slip road closures at junction 7 only. Diversion routes will be in place.

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