A66 East Layton to West Layton

We’re resurfacing the A66 west of Scotch Corner between East Layton and West Layton in County Durham including some patches where we need to dig deeper into the carriageway before resurfacing. We’ll also be replacing road studs with new solar versions and refreshing the white lining.

Region:  North East
Start date:  25 January 2020
Cost:  TBC
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  February 2020
Programme:  

Progress report

We have now managed to complete all the planned deep resurfacing and reconstruction work, replaced the wire safety rope at Rokeby and refreshed road markings and sight lines to improve visibility and safety.

We appreciate that because we lost weekends to storm Ciara, Dennis and Ellen the overall length of disruption was longer than we wanted or planned. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. We would like to hear from you about how informed you felt and would be grateful if you could complete our customer survey.

What's next?

We will be installing the permanent 50mph signs on the single lane stretch at Ravensworth/New Lane. This will not require carriageway closures.

Why we need this scheme

The road surface has deteriorated and we need to undertake some deep patch works. The layout of the road means that we cannot do this safely without completely closing the road.

Whilst work takes place:

  • the westbound A66 will be closed at Scotch Corner and the eastbound A66 will be closed at Rokeby
  • local traffic will be diverted around full carriageway closures at the junctions with Dick Scot Lane and Warreners Lane

HGVs will be diverted eastbound on A66 from Bowes to Rokeby, north via Westwick Road and then via:

  • A688 and A68, avoiding the weak bridge at Barnard Castle, and rejoining the A1 at junction 58
  • Traffic under the weight restriction of 7.5 tonnes will be diverted through Barnard

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J56 and J53 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 11 August 2020 to 16:30 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J52 and J53 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 10 August 2020 to 16:30 on 10 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J60 and J58 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 05:30 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J58 and J57 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 13 August 2020 to 16:30 on 13 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound entry slip at junction J52 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 10 August 2020 to 16:30 on 10 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J57 and J58 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 13 August 2020 to 16:30 on 13 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M southbound exit slip at junction J56 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 12 August 2020 to 16:30 on 12 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M southbound exit slip at junction J53 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 11 August 2020 to 16:30 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J53 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 10 August 2020 to 16:30 on 10 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound exit slip at junction J58 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 14 August 2020 to 16:30 on 14 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound exit slip at junction J58 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 13 August 2020 to 16:30 on 13 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M southbound exit slip at junction J58 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 14 August 2020 to 16:30 on 14 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M southbound at junction J52 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 11 August 2020 to 16:30 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J59 and J58 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 14 August 2020 to 16:30 on 14 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M southbound entry slip at junction J53 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 10 August 2020 to 16:30 on 10 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J58 and J59 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 September 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J58 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 14 August 2020 to 16:30 on 14 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J58 and J56 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 12 August 2020 to 16:30 on 12 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J53 and J56 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 11 August 2020 to 16:30 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound exit slip at junction J53 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 10 August 2020 to 16:30 on 10 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J56 and J58 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 12 August 2020 to 16:30 on 12 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M southbound entry slip at junction J56 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 11 August 2020 to 16:30 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M southbound exit slip at junction J52 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 10 August 2020 to 16:30 on 10 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M southbound entry slip at junction J58 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 14 August 2020 to 16:30 on 14 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J53 and J52 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 10 August 2020 to 16:30 on 10 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound exit slip at junction J56 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 11 August 2020 to 16:30 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound entry slip at junction J53 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 11 August 2020 to 16:30 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J56 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 11 August 2020 to 16:30 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm

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