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:  7 September 2018
Cost:  ¬£5 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  22 October 2018
Programme:  

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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

The work involves successive weekend closures of the road between Friday evenings and Monday mornings.

Public Information Events

The following drop-in sessions will take place between 5pm and 7pm.

Date Event
Each Friday until 31 August 2018 Highways England Offices, Penrith New Squares
18, 25 July and 1 August 2018 Kirkby Thore Village Hall
19 July 2018 Appleby Public Hall, Boroughgate

The scheme in detail

The work will involve a full reconstruction of the carriageway to a depth of 600mm over a length of 820m between Kirkby Thore and Low Moor. Due to the physical constraints on site such as a bridge, adjacent properties and services, the only practicable way of completing the work is to close the A66. Full weekend closures will take place between Friday evenings and Monday mornings.

Other resurfacing work will take place at:

  • M6 junction 40, Skirsgill roundabout
  • Kemplay roundabout and spurs
  • Temple Sowerby Bypass eastbound and westbound carriageways
  • Sandford to Walkmill bends
  • Kirkby Thore to Long Marton junction
  • Brougham to Kemplay roundabout (westbound)

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 southbound between junctions J41 and J40 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J40 and J39 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 07:00 on 22 July 2018 to 04:00 on 24 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 3:10 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J39 and J40 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 22 July 2018 to 05:00 on 24 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 3:10 pm

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