A595 Grizebeck Improvement

The public consultation is now closed. Thank you for your feedback. We are analysing your responses and will publish an update soon.

We are undertaking a transport study to develop an improvement to improve journey times, safety and resilience on the A595 at this location. We have considered a range of different early options and looked at constraints and existing issues in the area.

The A595 Grizebeck Improvement Consultation document (PDF 2MB) provided information on the route options. More detailed plans for Option 1 (PDF 512kb) and Option 2 (PDF 543kb) were also provided.

A595 Grizebeck improvement route options plan (PDF 249kb)

Project location

The study area for the project is the A595 near Grizebeck. The section of the A595 identified as requiring improvement is between Chapels and the A5092 at Grizebeck.

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Project development

We are undertaking a transport study to develop an improvement to improve journey times, safety and resilience on the A595 at this location. We have considered a range of different early options and looked at constraints and existing issues in the area.

Scheme funding

This scheme cannot be delivered without external funding. In response to the government's announcement on Monday 1 October regarding the Major Roads Network investment, Cumbria County Council has issued the following statement.

Cllr Keith Little, Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: 

"This is great news for Cumbria and we welcome it. Cumbria County Council has been proactively lobbying government to secure essential  funding to improve this road and we are very pleased that the government has now listened to us. The Grizebeck bypass is a really important scheme for Cumbria and for its communities and businesses and the county council has undertaken significant work already to start developing a potential scheme which it has been proactively promoting to the Department of Transport and Transport for the North. 

"The next step is for Cumbria County Council to prepare and launch a public consultation to ensure that the very best scheme is now developed going forward. We look forward to working with the Department for Transport and Transport for the North as plans progress to deliver this important infrastructure upgrade."

Cumbria County Council has been lobbying Government to make much needed improvements to the A595 at Grizebeck. These improvements are essential to improve safety, support the Cumbrian economy and improve journey times in the area. 

Work has been ongoing to persuade Government that this road is a priority and to secure the required funds from Government. Work is now underway to look at transport scheme options.

Following the Government announcement that this section of the A595 will be one of the first five 'Major Road Network' schemes to start in development, a period of scheme development and assessment by Cumbria County Council has identified two route options for Grizebeck.  The County Council asked for the views of the public, and other stakeholders, in order to inform a decision about which of these two route options should be taken forward to the next stage of the development process.  The consultation was open from 19 October to 16 November 2018.

November 2018

  • Analysis of consultation feedback

Upcoming work:

  • Selection of a preferred route
  • Working with the Department for Transport to produce a business case

Completed work:

  • Public consultation
  • Identify existing issues and constraints
  • Set scheme objectives
  • Identify long list of potential options
  • Assess long list of options to prioritise best options
  • Develop indicative alignments and cost estimates of prioritised options
  • Undertake environmental and geotechnical assessments
  • Undertake transport forecasting and economic appraisal of prioritised options

Once delivery funding is confirmed from the Department for Transport, further updates will be provided. 



If you have any queries or comments regarding the Grizebeck project, please contact the project team at A595Grizebeck@cumbria.gov.uk