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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
Minor road through Broughton Cross - outside Holabie House Temporary two-way traffic lights

Thursday 3 January for 2 weeks


Tuesday 29 January for 1 week



Future roadworks

Location Details Dates
A66 near Crossthwaite roundabout, Keswick Traffic lights and lane closures with a speed reduction in place through our working area Monday 4 February - for up to 4 weeks
(U2098) Blindcrake U2098 Blindcrake road closure and diversion map (PDF 1.2MB opens in a new window) Planning to take place in March 2019 - for up to 1 week
(C2033) Redmain C2033 Redmain road closure and diversion map (PDF 930KB opens in a new window) Planning to take place in March 2019 - for up to 1 week
Church Lane at the junction with Cross Gates, Low Lorton Temporary two-way traffic lights Date to be confirmed - for up to 1 week