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South Cumbrian roads to close for £300,000 resurfacing work.

A £300,000 scheme to resurface roads in Grange-over-Sands will begin in January.

Cumbria County Council will replace worn-out sections of road with a new, hard-wearing surface on a 2km length of carriageway on the B5277.

Plans are underway to carry out the work at night – from 6.30pm to 1am – and the roads will be closed to minimise disruption.

Work is due to start on Monday January 11 on the Grange to Lindale section for up to 10 weekday nights, subject to weather conditions.

The road will be closed in sections between the B5271 Windermere Road and B5277 Lindale Roundabout.

From Monday, January 25, the road will be closed from Cartmel Road to Carter Road for five nights.

All dates are subject to change in the event of adverse weather.

A signed diversion via the A590 and B5271 Windermere Road will operate during the temporary road closure and ‘business as usual’ signs will be in place.

Access will be maintained for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists.

Access to properties will be maintained as far as possible but limited from time to time so members of the community are being asked to take account of resurfacing works and plan their journeys in advance.

Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council’s cabinet member for highways, said: “This essential road maintenance work will replace worn-out sections of road with a new, hard-wearing surface, making journeys smoother and safer for drivers.

“The road will need to be closed to enable our contractor to safely carry out resurfacing. To minimise disruption the resurfacing work has been timed to take place in the evening when the road is less busy.

“We would ask drivers to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys during this period.”