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Reopening Of The A591

EDM number 1140 in 2015-16, proposed by Timothy Farron on 24/02/2016.
Categorised under the topic of Roads.

That this House acknowledges the huge cost to the South Lakes economy of the continued closure of the A591; notes with concern that the local economy will lose around £l00 million if the road remains closed until the end of May; notes that £60 million of this would be lost in the months of April and May and that consequently the cost to the local economy during this two month period could rise to £1 million a day; calls on the Government to ensure that Highways England engage and share information with the Lake District National Park Business Taskforce (LDNPBT), particularly the project critical path, and liaise with the LDNPBT regarding the possibilities for alternative temporary solutions; and urges the Government to commit greater resources to the repair work being undertaken on the A591, including extra staff resource as well as funding, so that the road can be reopened by Easter.

This motion has been signed by a total of 1 MPs.

Tim Farron24/02/2016Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratProposed

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