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:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  February 2020
Programme:  

Progress report

The work covers four road junctions, two on the northern side, Collier Lane to West Layton to the west, and Moor Lane to East Layton to the east, and two on the southern side, Waitlands Lane next to Ravensworth Lodge, and New Lane junction, leading to the village of Ravensworth to the east.

We’ll also enhance the safety markings and slow signs at these junctions. The layout of the road means that to do this work safely, we’ll need to completely close the A66 and divert people via local roads. We’ve measured the traffic flows and have decided that the best time to do this would be from Friday evening at 9pm to Monday morning at 6am.

Understanding that the A66 is well used by hauliers we have contacted freight companies, ports and businesses to give them early advice about other routes to use. We’ll also have signs much more widely on the network directing drivers to use other transpennine routes such as the A69.

Although we recognise that there will be people affected and disturbed by this closure, evidence shows us that planning this work using weekend closures will cause the least disruption and inconvenience. We have worked directly with residents and businesses most closely affected to agree the best way we can help them. We will maintain access to Mainsgill Farm shop throughout the closures.

What next

We have a significant amount of work and complex logistics to complete over the four weekends centred on three main locations. East and West Layton, Rokeby and Bowes.

The first two weekends we will be concentrating on the resurfacing works at East and West Layton. This will include removing waste and making some minor improvements to the carriageway road markings to highlight the junctions. The second two weekends will be focusing on bridge parapet replacement works at Bowes.

Throughout the four weekends we will also replace the central reserve barrier at Rokeby, replace boundary fences at New Lane junction with the A66 and other general maintenance work including tree felling and removing vegetation to improve sight-lines. Where needed, we will also improve drainage.

Road closures will be in place as follows:

  • Weekend one: A66 closed between Scotch Corner and Rokeby from 9pm Friday 24 January until 6am Monday 27 January
  • Weekend two: A66 closed between Scotch Corner and Rokeby from 9pm Friday 31 January until 6am Monday 3 February
  • Weekend three: A66 closed between Scotch Corner and Rokeby from 9pm Friday 7 February until 6am Monday 10 February
  • Weekend four: A66 closed between Scotch Corner and Rokeby from 9pm Friday 14 February until 6am Monday 17 February

Please note that road closures can be subject to change. Please check the live roadworks feed for the most up to date information.

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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.

As the road will be closed for four consecutive weekends we are making sure that we use that time efficiently and will also be doing work on Bowes bridge parapet, a wire rope safety scheme at Rokeby and allowing access to maintenance and utility companies to undertake works they need closures for.

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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Planned roadworks

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Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J51 and J52 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:30 on 25 January 2020 to 09:30 on 25 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 6:42 am
Location : The A1M northbound exit slip at junction J52 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 January 2020 to 06:00 on 25 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 8:13 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound between the junctions with the A67 and the A1M . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 January 2020 to 05:30 on 23 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound between the junctions with the A67 and the A1M . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 January 2020 to 05:30 on 23 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 westbound between the junctions with the A1M and the A67 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 24 January 2020 to 16:30 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound between the junctions with the A67 and the A1M . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 24 January 2020 to 16:30 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound between the A685 and the junction with the A1M . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 January 2020 to 06:00 on 27 January 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 January 2020 to 06:00 on 3 February 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 7 February 2020 to 06:00 on 10 February 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 February 2020 to 06:00 on 17 February 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound between the A67 and the junction with the A1M . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 22 January 2020 to 16:30 on 22 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound exit slip to the A67 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 January 2020 to 06:00 on 27 January 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 January 2020 to 06:00 on 3 February 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 7 February 2020 to 06:00 on 10 February 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 February 2020 to 06:00 on 17 February 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J53 and J56 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 20 January 2020 to 16:30 on 20 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J53 and J56 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 21 January 2020 to 16:30 on 21 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J56 and J58 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 22 January 2020 to 16:30 on 22 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J58 and J59 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 22 January 2020 to 16:30 on 22 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J53 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 21 January 2020 to 16:30 on 21 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 westbound between the junctions with the A1M and the A67 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 January 2020 to 05:30 on 23 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J51 and J52 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 20 January 2020 to 16:30 on 20 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J53 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 20 January 2020 to 16:30 on 20 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J52 and J53 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 20 January 2020 to 16:30 on 20 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound exit slip to the A67 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 January 2020 to 06:00 on 17 February 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A1M northbound entry slip at junction J53 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 20 January 2020 to 16:30 on 20 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound between the junctions with the A67 and the A1M . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 14 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 westbound between the junctions with the A1M and the A67 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 January 2020 to 05:30 on 21 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound between the A67 and the junction with the A1M . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 23 January 2020 to 16:30 on 23 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 westbound entry slip from the A67 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 January 2020 to 06:00 on 27 January 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 January 2020 to 06:00 on 3 February 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 7 February 2020 to 06:00 on 10 February 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 February 2020 to 06:00 on 17 February 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 westbound between the junctions with the A1M and the A67 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 22 January 2020 to 16:30 on 22 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 westbound between the junctions with the A1M and the A67 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 January 2020 to 05:30 on 21 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 westbound between the junctions with the A1M and the A67 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 23 January 2020 to 16:30 on 23 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 westbound between the junctions with the A1M and the A67 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 January 2020 to 05:30 on 23 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound between the junctions with the A67 and the A1M . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 January 2020 to 05:30 on 21 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound between the junctions with the A67 and the A1M . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 January 2020 to 05:30 on 21 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 westbound between the junctions with the A1M and the A67 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 January 2020 to 05:30 on 23 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound between the junctions with the A67 and the A1M . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 January 2020 to 05:30 on 21 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A66M eastbound between the junctions with the A1M and the A66 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 21 January 2020 to 16:30 on 21 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J56 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 21 January 2020 to 16:30 on 21 January 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm

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