Flimby Flood Alleviation work update – road to reopen two weeks early!

Flimby Flood Alleviation work update – road to reopen two weeks early!

Cumberland Council is pleased to announce that a large proportion of the recent flood alleviation work in Flimby has been completed ahead of schedule and means that that A596 will reopen on Sunday 30 April (weather permitting).

The council is now progressing the rest of the Flimby Flood Alleviation project initiated by Cumbria County Council.

To alleviate flooding in Flimby and Maryport, the Environment Agency provided £1.5 million from its ‘Flood Defence Grant in Aid’ fund.

Work on this section of the project began on Tuesday 11 April and was expected to take five weeks but due to the good weather the contractor has been able to complete the work in under three weeks which is great news for residents and businesses.

Whilst the A596 will reopen on Sunday, a traffic management system will be in place in the coming weeks to facilitate continued flood alleviation work by the council and multi-agency teams. Cumberland Council will provide further information as work progresses.

If residents or businesses in the area have any questions, they are advised to contact the Highways Hotline at 0300 303 2992, or email A596.flimby@cumbria.gov.uk

Cumberland Council would like to thank the community for their support and patience whilst the improvements are in progress and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Thanks also to local contractor Cubby Construction Ltd who have completed the works.