A fence designed to protect elderly residents from one of Cumbria's busiest roads is to be re-installed at the end of April.

The Highways Agency had been urged by the populace of Ulverston's Ellerside sheltered accommodation to set a date to fix security fencing that separated the area from the A590, County Road, which connects to the M6.

Bosses from the organisation have now confirmed that work will start on April 30th and will take two weeks to complete.

It was originally planned for the Highways Agency simply to repair the fence but it was removed completely to the dismay of the vulnerable residents who launched a petition to see it re-installed.

On behalf of residents and relatives, 85-year-old Maureen Foxon told the North West Evening Mail: "This is a request for immediate rebuilding of safety fencing to protect us, our grandchildren and great grandchildren from the ever-present dangers of the A590."

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