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Lamplugh Roundabout

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Lamplugh Roundabout
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Location
Cockermouth Bypass
County
Cumberland
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roundabout
Roads Joined
A66, A5086
Junctions related to the A5086

Lamplugh Roundabout is a junction of the A66 and the A5086 on the Cockermouth Bypass.

Oakhurst Roundabout with the new Premier Inn

The A5086 runs north into Cockermouth town centre and south towards Egremont. The A66 runs west, carrying traffic towards Workington, as well as Carlisle and Whitehaven which are accessed via the A595 north and south, respectively. The A66 east takes traffic to Keswick, Penrith and the M6 motorway. A fifth exit, towards the SW, gives access to an auction mart, a builder's merchants and a garage.

A Euro Garages service area can be accessed from the A5086 into Cockermouth, which features an Esso filling station, a Spar shop, alongside Greggs, Starbucks and Subway.

Locally, the roundabout is known as the "Oakhurst Roundabout", taking the name of Oakhurst Garden Centre which is located opposite the service area on the A5086 into Cockermouth.

History

The A5086 (or its previous incarnation, the B5293) has always passed this point. However, it wasn't until 1976 that the A66 bypass was built on its present alignment. Thus, we were given the first layout of the junction; a staggered crossroads. From the south, A5086 traffic turned left onto the A66, before having to turn right to access Cockermouth town centre.

Herdwick Sheep statue by one of the roundabout exits

In 1991, to coincide with the opening of the nearby A595 section of the Cockermouth bypass, the staggered crossroads were upgraded to a roundabout junction. The A5086 approach from the south was moved towards the west, and a large 4-arm roundabout was constructed. The stub of the old A5086 to the south of the A66 saw use as an access road to the Shepherds Hotel which was built soon after the roundabout opened.

In 2002, the fifth arm was added to the roundabout, as Mitchell's Auction moved from a small town centre premises to a large, newly constructed, auction mart. Several other businesses also developed premises on the new Lakeland Agricultural Business Centre.

April 2016 saw the opening of the Euro Garages facility immediately north of the roundabout. Furthermore, the Shepherds Hotel to the south of the roundabout was demolished, with a brand new Premier Inn and Brewer's Fayre being built in its place, which opened in February 2017.


Routes

Route To Notes

A66

Workington, Whitehaven , Carlisle (A595)

A66

Keswick (M6)

A5086

Egremont

A5086

Cockermouth Weight limit
The Lakeland Agricultural Business Centre





Lamplugh Roundabout
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A66 South of Cockermouth - Geograph - 3490406.jpgEntrance to the Lakeland Agricultural Business Centre - Geograph - 2448781.jpgOakhurst Roundabout - Geograph - 5515337.jpg
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