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October roadworks planned for A590

1 October 2021

  • Furness General Hospital
  • Westmorland General Hospital
  • Millom Hospital
  • Ulverston Health Centre
  • Community services

Work is due to start on the A590 from Tuesday 5 October for around 5 weeks. The work will take place between the hours of 8pm – 6am. 

This is likely to cause delays for colleagues and patients travelling between our hospital and community sites, as well as patients travelling in the area. Please check your journey before you set off, leave extra time for journeys and drive safe.

For information on dates and locations of the upcoming work please see the table below.



Traffic management 

Meathop to Cartmel Lane junction 

Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6, and Thursday 7 October 

Full westbound carriageway closure 

Newby Bridge to Backbarrow - Duals 

Friday 8 and Friday 15 October 

One side closed each night. Both directions of traffic through the open carriageway 

Mill Side to Levens 

Monday 11 October 

Full closure of single carriageway section and of eastbound dual to Church Road 

Levens to Meathop 

Wednesday 13, Thursday 14, Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 October 

Full closure in both directions between A5074 and Meathop roundabout. 

Brettargh Holt roundabout to Levens Lane 

Thursday 21 October 

Full westbound carriageway closure. 

Ulverston Booths’ roundabout to Haverthwaite Junction 

Friday 22, Monday 25, Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 October 

Various 300m sections with traffic lights and convoy system. Moving each night. 

Haverthwaite - Duals in front of train station 

Thursday 28 & Friday 29 October 

One side closed each night. Both directions of traffic assisted through the open carriageway. 

All full closures will have signed diversion routes in place, and for more information, view the National Highways diversion route map here 

National Highways app 

To stay up to date you can now download the free traffic information apps for Android, iPhone/iPad and Windows mobile devices. 

You can download the apps from the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Google Play Store or Windows Phone Store. 

The app uses your current location to give you the traffic news when and where you need it.

Advice if you are due to give birth

During your pregnancy, it is important that you discuss with your midwife the signs of normal labour and plan your transport to your chosen place for the birth.

The diversion route above adds approximately 20 minutes to the journey from Kendal to Barrow-in-Furness. If you are expecting to give birth while the road closures are in place, please discuss any of your concerns with your Midwife.

In an emergency you may be taken to the nearest maternity unit for care and not your preferred place of booking as this may be safer for you and your baby.