A590 Ayside Bypass

Scheme outline

Construction of a new dual carriageway to realign the A590 away from Ayside, High Newton and Low Newton. Consideration will also be given to full dualling of the A590 from Lindale to Barrow.

This scheme was completed in and we're no longer accepting updates or changes to this page.

Timescale
2006-2008
Cost
£
35m
Status
Completed
Type
Bypass or realignment
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
Funding
Central Government

Progress

This scheme has been completed and CBRD is no longer accepting progress updates.
14 June 2006

Work is due to start this summer.

14 August 2006

Signs are up on site to confirm that work is now under way. The start of work ceremony was performed by the youngest and oldest residents of High and Low Newton, 11 and 88 respectively!

14 June 2007

The halfway point is reached to much fanfare from the local press, who excitedly describe the three miles of dual carriageway as 'mammoth'.

14 April 2008

The new road is officially opened on April 8th.

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