A66 Eden Valley

Reconstructing and resurfacing a single carriageway section of road between Low Moor and Kirkby Thore, as well as resurfacing in six other locations between Penrith and Long Marton junction.

Region:  North West
Start date:  3 September 2018
Cost:  ¬£5 million
Status:  COMPLETED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  22 October 2018
Programme:  

Progress report

We've completed all of our weekend work on the A66 between Penrith and Brough - we thank everyone for their patience while this essential work was carried out.

We were able to recover from the bad weather brought to the area by Storm Callum and complete the weekend work on time.

The investment of £5 million to reconstruct and resurface a single carriageway section of road between Low Moor and Kirkby Thore, as well as resurfacing in six other locations between Penrith and Long Marton junction, means the A66 is fit for the future.

We'd love to get your feedback on how we did. Please take this opportunity to respond to our survey, which should only take a few minutes to complete.

Aims

The improvements aim to:
  • provide a newly constructed carriageway to modern standards
  • reduce the noise and vibration from the carriageway for the local community
  • improve resilience so that journeys are as reliable as possible

This scheme is not to be confused with the Northern trans-Pennine project, which aims to create a new strategic corridor linking the M6 at Penrith and A1 at Scotch Corner in the longer term.

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J39 and J40 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 07:30 on 13 August 2020 to 17:30 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J39 and J40 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 07:30 on 12 August 2020 to 17:30 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J38 and J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 8 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J38 and J39 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 August 2020 to 06:00 on 18 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J37 and J39 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 08:00 on 16 July 2020 to 06:00 on 21 September 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J38 and J39 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 20:00 on 9 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 20:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 20:00 from 17 August 2020 to 19 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J44 and J41 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:30 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 2 September 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J40 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 8 August 2020 to 17:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J40 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 8 August 2020 to 17:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound between the junctions with the M6 and the A6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 10 August 2020 to 03:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound between the junctions with the A592 and the M6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 11 August 2020 to 05:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:30 pm

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