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.
|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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