A591 reopening

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    The storm-damaged A591 in Cumbria, which has been closed since December (2015), is set to reopen earlier than initially planned, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin confirmed today (7 April 2016). During a visit to see how flood-hit parts of Cumbria are recovering from the damage caused by storms Desmond and Eva, the Transport Secretary announced that Highways England and its contractor Kier are doing all they can to reopen the A591 on Friday 13 May 2016. The new opening date – which has been brought forward from the end of May - means holidaymakers travelling to Cumbria for the spring bank holiday and the school half-term break would be able to travel along the entire stretch of the A591 between Grasmere and Keswick. Work to reopen the road is being carried out by Highways England and Kier on behalf of Cumbria County Council. See https://www.gov.uk/government/news/transport-secretary-confirms-date-for-a591-reopening" rel="noreferrer nofollow">news story for further information.
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    Department for Transport (DfT)
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39603427@N08/26237549451/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 11 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2016-04-07T14:18:14
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