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MP welcomes long awaited safety work on the A684

June 25, 2014 10:56 AM

Tim in SedberghSouth Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that after months of campaigning, much needed safety work will be completed in the coming days on the Lilymere bends on the A684 between Kendal and Sedbergh.

Tim has been campaigning for months for resurfacing work to take place following a series of major accidents. He has worked with Sedbergh councillors Evelyn Westwood and Nick Cotton, residents and road safety campaigners to press for action to make the road safer.

Nick Raymond, the county council's Highways and Transport Manager - South Cumbria, wrote to Tim last week to confirm that the work will take place.

In his letter, Mr Raymond said: "The County Council's Surface Dressing programme is being undertaken throughout Cumbria this year by external contractors, Kier. Their original programme indicated a start date of 16th June and showed A684 Lillymere being treated on 20/06/2014. Unfortunately, the contractor has had to delay the start date until Wednesday 18th, which means that A684 Lillymere will be delivered on Tuesday 24th June. It is however, worth remembering that surface dressing relies on dry weather, so any rainfall may delay this date."

Commenting this morning, Tim said: "This is very welcome news and I'm sure local residents will be pleased to hear that work will be done to try and fix the road. I want to thank the council for agreeing to do it and I'd like to thank local councillors and residents for helping make this happen."