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    Cumbria County Council sent me this information for members of our club (I guess they thought mountaineers were more likely to be there than others)…

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    Cumbria County Council will be carrying out interim slope repairs on the B5289 near to Ashness Bridge Pier, Keswick to stabilise the slope supporting the road which has been damaged in recent winter storms.

    The county council has appointed Metcalfes Plant Hire to complete the work, which is being funded by the Infrastructure Recovery Programme following Storm Desmond.

    Repairs consist of backfilling voids at the bottom of the slope to slow down the deterioration of the slope by using stone from the shoreline and bringing in stone of all sizes to fill the voids to maintain road stability and pedestrian safety.

    The work will begin on Monday 4 July, with two-way traffic signals for one day to allow repair material to be delivered and unloaded onto the shoreline. Following this work on Monday 4th July, no further traffic disruption is envisaged until the night of Wednesday 13 July, when a road closure will be in place overnight to allow the contractor to install rock armour to protect the repair work. Metcalfes are expected to be on site for approximately two weeks overall.

    As a result of the scale of the project, some delays are possible, but teams will do their best to minimise disruption. Footpaths will be open during these works.

    The county council apologises in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause, and thanks local residents, businesses, and visitors for their patience and support as improvements to road safety are made.

    Any questions or queries can be emailed to kirsty.dixon@cumbria.gov.uk.

    Kind Regards,

    Kirsty Dixon
    Programme Assistant
    Capital Programme Team
    Economy & Infrastructure | Cumbria County Council
    Parkhouse | Baron Way | Kingmoor Business Park | Carlisle | CA6 4SJ


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