A66 maintenance schemes

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The following projects are part of the A66 maintenance programme:

We’re planning to carry out maintenance work on the A66 Appleby Bypass. Located between Appleby and Brough, the bypass has deteriorated over the years and now requires significant essential repairs. This will ensure the bypass remains safe and suitable for future use.

The work will take place both sides of the dual carriageway section of the A66. This will include resurfacing the carriageway, installing new waterproofing on the Bongate Moor Farm underpass, and replacing the road markings. We’re proposing to carry out the repairs in two phases:

Phase 1 – waterproofing to Bongate Moor Farm Underpass
We plan to start the waterproofing work from 11 April 2021, and it will take us around five weeks to complete. This will take place between 7pm and 6am, Monday to Friday.

Phase 2 – carriageway surfacing and replacement of road markings
From 14 June, the surfacing work will start, and we’re aiming to have this finished by the end of November 2021. This will take place between 7pm and 6am, Sunday to Friday.

Traffic management
For safety to road users and our workforce, daytime lane closures and a reduced speed limit (minimum of 30mph) will be in place throughout. Overnight, our team will manage traffic on site. This means motorists will be escorted passed the work area, ensuring access is maintained at all times.

Please note that we’ll need to make sure the area is safe before you are guided passed the work area, which could take a short period of time. Some slip road closures will be required overnight, and localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

We considered many options on how we could deliver these repairs, and we believe this to be the least disruptive method. We purposely chose not to close the A66, as this would divert motorists along a large diversion route, estimated to be 115 miles long. However, this also means the repairs will take longer to complete, as we can only focus on smaller sections at a time.

These works are separate to the proposed A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project. To find out more about this, please visit the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine page.

We're proposing to resurface the westbound carriageway, west of Penrith. We plan to start from September 2021 for approximately two months. To complete the works safely, we will install a temporary contraflow and a 30mph reduced speed limit throughout the roadworks.

We will provide further information once the programme of work has been finalised.

To the east of Cockermouth, we're proposing to carry out full depth carriageway repairs on both sides of the A66. The work will last for six consecutive weekends, starting from September 2021 and finishing November 2021. For safety, we will need to have full weekend closures in place on the A66. 

We will provide further information once the programme of work has been finalised.

We're planning to start this scheme in the new year. This will include carriageway surfacing, drainage repairs and replacement of white lines and road studs.

We will provide further information once the programme of work has been finalised.

We're planning to start this scheme in the new year. This will replacing the existing road marking and road studs.

We will provide further information once the programme of work has been finalised.

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