Tuesday, July 24, 2018


This is one set of roadworks which I welcome.

The surface of Meadow Road in Mirehouse has been in dire condition for months and I have been arguing at Local Committee and the Highways Working group that it should be given a high priority for repairs.

This was agreed when the budget for 18/19 was set - in fact Meadow road was placed at the top of the list for major road repairs in Copeland - and the work has now been scheduled to begin on Monday 30th July for approximately four weeks.

There will, I'm afraid, be some disruption and a diversion will be in place but it is worth it to have this important bus route through Mirehouse finally brought back the condition that we should expect in one of the wealthiest countries in the world and no longer left in a state which would disgrace a third-world country.

The area to be repaired is Meadow Road, Mirehouse, Whitehaven from its junction with Skiddaw Road extending in a north westerly then northerly direction for a distance of approximately one kilometer.

Alternative Routes: a way through for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be maintained at all times and a suitable alternative route for vehicles will be signed and available via the unrestricted section of Meadow Road, St Bees Road, Mirehouse Road and Skiddaw Road.

Here is the plan of the area to be repaired and the diversion.


Jim said...

As you know, I lived on Meadow road for a long time and welcome this development. The main problem always seemed to come from opening the road too soon and allowing the buses to rip up any repairs. I know its a short term issue, and so will the people who live there, to divert the bus and resurface the road properly, then when its ready, reopen it.

Jim said...

also i don't think there is a complaint possible from any resident is the bus can use Skiddaw road. I walked it myself quite a lot when I took the shift bus to work at 5:30am. It's a very welcome if not overdue, piece of work.

Chris Whiteside said...

I believe that is the plan but will add it to the list of things I need to check!