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

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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