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Major Routes in Cumbria
As you are hiring vans, the following information on the major routes in the county would be helpful to you:
The major roads passing through Cumbria
A595 – links Carlisle to Dalton-in-Furness
A594 - runs between the A596 in Maryport and the A595 on the outskirts of Cockremouth
A596 – Runs between Thrsby and Workington
A590 – Runs from M6 junction 36 to Wickerstown on Valney Island
A684 – Starts at Kendal in Cumbria and leads to North Yorkshire
A66 – runs from Workington towards North Yorkshire
M6 is the main motorway passing through Cumbria.
Roads to Avoid in Cumbria
Cumbria may be a rural, non-metropolitan county in England, but its residents are often faced with problems on traffic slowdowns and delays. Currently, there are two areas in Cumbria where traffic has become a major problem. These are A591 Cumbria in Rydal due to roadworks on Rydal Bridge and the A65 Cumbria in Lupton due to roadworks along Dovehouses Lane.
Meanwhile, both lanes at the A596 Calva Bridge in Workington have been closed for some roadworks until August 2010. Both lanes of Lorton Bridge in Cockermouth, Little Braithwaite in Braithwaite and Scarness Bridge in Bassenthwaite have also been closed due to roadworks.

Road improvements and temporary traffic lights are also observed along the main roads of Cumbria towns and villages such as Coniston, Haverthwaite, Carlisle, Kirby Thore, Elterwater, and Cleator Moore. 
Motorway Cameras in Cumbria
Cumbria’s local government has installed road cameras in many of its towns and villages to closely monitor traffic and identify violators. Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale, Whitehaven, and Stainton are among the towns and villages in Cumbria where cameras have been installed. A camera has also been placed to monitor vehicles along the M6 road in Tebay.
Builders Merchants in Cumbria
Lakeland Aggregates Ltd
Canal Street Garage
LA12 7JZ
Tel: 01229 582 352
Sandysike Builders Merchants Ltd
Tel: 01228 582851
J.T. Atkinson Builders Merchants
Lakeland Livestock Centre
CA13 0QQ
Tel: 01900 822228
Howdens Joinery Co
11 New Yard
Buddle Road
Clay Flatts Industrial Estate
CA14 3YD
Tel: 01900 63296
Local Authoriy/Council in Cumbria
The website of the Cumbria Council is at www.cumbria.gov.uk
The main local authorities and councils of the region are:
Cumbria County Council
Headquarters, The Courts, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8NA
Tel: 01228 60 60 60
Allerdale Burough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3YZ
Tel: 01900 702 702
Copeland Borough Council
The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, White Haven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ
Tel: 0845 054 8600
Barrow in Furness Borough Council
Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2LD
Tel: 01229 876 300
Carlisle City Council
Civic Centre, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8QG
Tel: 01228 817 000
Eden District Council
Townhall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7QF
Tel: 01768 817 817
South Lakeland District Council
South Lakeland House, Lowther District, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4UF
Tel: 0845 050 4434

The two major airports serving the county are Manchester Airport, located at Ringway in the city of Manchester, and Liverpool John Lennon Airport adjacent to the estuary of the River Mersey 7.5 mile south east of the city centre in the city of Liverpool.  The only other significant passenger airport in the region is Blackpool Airport located on the Fylde coast of Lancashire.
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