A595 Parton - Lillyhall Improvement
- Road for use by all traffic
- Highways Agency
- £ 35m
- Central Government
- 5.1 km (3.2 miles)
Formerly called the Howgate and Distington Bypass. Involves construction of a new dual-two lane road for 2.5 miles, bypassing the towns of Howgate and Distington. The borough where the scheme is located is currently the only one in England without a section of dual carriageway - when this scheme is finished, every English borough will have at least one piece of dualled road.
|14 August 2006||Transport secretary Douglas Alexander announces that the scheme has been approved and work will start in January 2007. The scheme's cost has increased by about £12m since 2004.|
|14 January 2007||Work began on January 30th, with work now scheduled for completion in December 2008.|
|14 May 2007||Work has now officially started on site. The scheme's cost has increased by £5m in the last two years.|
|14 April 2008||Work is now due to finish in Autumn this year.|
|8 November 2008||Completion has been delayed by a month due to serious weather conditions. The road is now expected to be open in December 2008.|
|17 December 2008||Works completed. The road was opened to traffic today.|
- Official website
This scheme has been completed, so it's no longer possible to edit any of the information on this page.
This scheme was last updated on 17 December 2008.