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West Cumbria Water Supply Project

The majority of our new water pipeline for the project will be constructed within agricultural land, however there are some points where the pipes cross roads and water courses.

We understand roadworks are inconvenient, and our teams will be working as quickly as possible to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum.  We’ll ensure signs provide advance warning for our planned work and any diversion routes are clearly posted to help direct traffic safely around our working areas. Where it is safe to do so we will try to maintain pedestrian access through our closures, but this may not always be possible.

Additional work taking place in West Cumbria

You may have noticed some additional engineering activity while our teams installed temporary water pipes or pumping stations.  This was put in place to allow us to manage and support water supplies and help ease the potential challenges on local water sources caused by the prolonged dry weather period. 

The North West has experienced some welcome periods of rain.  We also increased our leakage detection and repair teams.  Our customers have also really helped by reducing water consumption around the home and levels of water storage in our reservoirs are improving.  As a result, we'll remove some of the temporary pipes and equipment so you may see our teams out and about.

We’re currently working at the following locations and have road closures or traffic management in place.  Thank you for your patience while our teams are working on the road.  If you have any queries please get in touch on 0345 672 3723.

Current roadworks

Location Details Dates

A591 - one mile south of the Calvert Trust

Our team are working in fields next to the A591. To assist the large machinery with safe access and exit onto site we'll have temporary traffic management and a single lane closure in place.

Temporary traffic lights in place until Friday 21 December
A591 - south of Keswick.  Nest Brow to Shoulthwaite Moss.

Single lane closure with traffic lights and speed restriction in place 

Monday 19 November for up to 5 weeks
Minor road through Broughton Cross - outside Holabie House

Temporary two-way traffic lights

The lights will need to remain in place to provide safe access and exit for our team as we continue our work in the nearby field.


Future roadworks

Location Details Dates
(U2098) Blindcrake U2098 Blindcrake road closure and diversion map (PDF 1.2MB opens in a new window) Date and duration to be confirmed
(C2033) Redmain C2033 Redmain road closure and diversion map (PDF 930KB opens in a new window) Date and duration to be confirmed
A66 near Crossthwaite roundabout Traffic lights and lane closures with a speed reduction in place through our working area Date and duration to be confirmed