Workington riverbank erosion work starts

Work is starting on a £500,000 scheme to protect land in Workington from riverbank erosion.

Cumbria County Council is strengthening the north bank of the River Derwent close to the A596 Northside Road.

About 3,000 tonnes of Limestone will be used to shore up the riverbank, the council said.

The project is expected to last for about 12 weeks and should be completed by mid-autumn. Drivers are being warned to expect some delays on the A596.

One lane will be temporarily closed at Northside from Monday.

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