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:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  22 October 2018
Programme:  

We have 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 £5m 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.

Road users and residents may notice some ongoing work during late October such as road markings but these will be completed overnight under single lane closures with minimal impact on the public. There are no more weekend closures or any plans to completely close any roads in the area for work regarding this programme.

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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Location : The A66 westbound between the junctions with the A685 and the A6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2018 to 23:00 on 21 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2018, 11:15 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 17:00 from 21 November 2018 to 23 November 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2018, 11:15 pm

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