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Welcome to the highways and pavements section of the Cumbria County Council website. 

Almost all of the road network in Cumbria is looked after by Cumbria Highways, a partnership between Cumbria County Council, and Connect Roads, who work together on behalf of the county council.

Cumbria Highways manages and maintains some 4,784 miles (7,700km) of highway network, covering everything from major routes to minor rural roads.

But there is a lot more to it than repairing and replacing roads. The county council, as highways and transport authority for Cumbria, is responsible for setting speed limits, gritting roads in winter and looking after hundreds of bridges, tens of thousands of street lights and other structures. We have a key role in coping with traffic accidents, civil emergencies, improving road safety as well as in many other areas.

This is a massive task and we currently spend more than 50 million of tax payers money on it each year.

Browse through the links to the left to find out more about what we do. Alternatively, you can use the Roads and Transport A to Z page to find what you are looking for.