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MP welcomes start date for Greenodd roundabout construction

March 4, 2013 11:38 AM

Tim with County Councillors Rod Wilson and Janet Willis are well known local road safety campaigners. Working with others they are fighting to improve safety on the A590South Lakes MP Tim Farron has today welcomed news that construction work on a £1.5m roundabout along the A590 at Greenodd near Ulverston in Cumbria is on course for an autumn start.

The roundabout will replace the current junction layout and provide safer joining arrangements from the A5092 county council road.

The A5092 currently forms a T-junction onto the A590 with drivers having to pull into a gap in the central reservation to turn right to join the westbound A590 towards Ulverston. The gap also provides a right turn from the westbound carriageway onto the A5092.

Touring the A590 last September with Tim, Roads Minister Stephen Hammond pledged his support for the project and it was confirmed in October in a £30.9 million package of regional schemes - a second 'tranche' of the overall £317 million government investment and part of the Government's growth initiative outlined during the Chancellor's Autumn Statement in November 2011.

Tim said: "Residents have been fighting for nearly 10 years to improve the A590. I'm delighted that the Highways Agency have confirmed work for the roundabout this Autumn and have pledged to work with communities to take action at Witherslack and GilpinBridge.

"I will not stop pushing until work begins this Autumn in Greenodd. I also want to pay tribute to the campaigning of residents and councillors Janet Willis and Rod Wilson."