Muncaster bridges improvement work on A595 update

Highways team member wearing yellow jacket

Cumberland Council would like to update the community of upcoming works in the Muncaster area, scheduled to start on Friday 1 March, during the evenings.

The improvement project focuses on investigation works for bridge tonnage and involves work on two key bridges. Below are the details for each bridge, including the scheduled times and road closures:

Muncaster Mill Bridge works: 

  • Date: Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March
  • Duration: Two nights, from 10pm to 5am

Muncaster Bridge works: 

  • Date: Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March
  • Date: Friday 22 and Saturday 23 March
  • Duration: Two nights each weekend (four nights in total), from 10pm to 5am

To assist the community during the closure periods, Traffic Marshals will be stationed at the layby near Holmerook filling station and the layby on the long straight Millom side of Muncaster. They will be available to answer questions and guide vehicles to appropriate turn-around points.

To enable the council to complete works safely, it will be necessary to close A595 Muncaster Mill Bridge and A595 Muncaster Bridge, as mentioned above each evening, during the works.

Access will be maintained for emergency services during the works; however, for safety reasons, wagons will be prohibited from passing through.

If residents require access to their property, the council kindly request that this be discussed with the Traffic Marshal who will be on site during the works, please be aware that there might be some delays accessing properties.

Cumberland Council wishes to thank the community for their continued support and patience while they improve your road network road network and apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact Cumberland Council’s Highways Hotline on 0300 373 3736 or visit the Cumberland Council website.