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Thursby Roundabout

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Thursby Roundabout
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Location
Thursby
County
Cumberland
Highway Authority
Cumbria
Junction Type
Roundabout
Roads Joined
A595, A596
Junctions related to the A595
Junctions related to the A596

Thursby Roundabout is a roundabout on the Thursby bypass, located between Carlisle and Wigton, where the A595 meets the A596, and marks the northern terminus of the A596.

Sign on the A596 approach

From the 5-arm roundabout, the A595 heads east carrying traffic towards Carlisle, an unclassified road heads SE into Thursby village, the A595 heads SW towards Cockermouth, the A596 goes west towards Wigton and Workington, and another unclassified road heads north to the village of Great Orton.

History

Prior to the opening of the Thursby bypass in 1988, the A596 met the A595 at the centre of Thursby village at a T junction. This had been the situation since 1922, when roads were first classified.

Until 2003, the Cumbrian Coast trunk road ran down the A595 from Carlisle to Thursby, then down the A596 towards Workington. When the route was detrunked, the maintenance of Thursby Roundabout was passed from the national highways authority to Cumbria County Council.

Routes

Route To Notes

A595

Carlisle

A595

Whitehaven, Cockermouth, Keswick (A66)

A596

Workington, Aspatria, Wigton, Silloth (B5302)
Thursby, Curthwaite
Great Orton




Thursby Roundabout


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