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:  

Progress report

We’re investing £5m in order 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.

Due to physical constraints such as a bridge, nearby 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.

Work will take place at the following locations. To see details of which weekends the works will take place, please view our leaflet.

  • 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 - times of work are 10pm Friday to 3am Monday each weekend
  • Brougham to Kemplay roundabout (westbound)

Please note: Dates and times of works are subject to change. For more information, please check the Roadworks tab below.

Map of the scheme works

Map showing A66 project work

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 A66 westbound between the junctions with the A6 and the M6 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:00 on 25 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 10:30 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J39 and J38 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:55 and 19:00 from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 8:51 am
Location : The A66 eastbound between the A6 and the junction with the A685 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 September 2018 to 06:00 on 1 October 2018.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 8:30 am
Location : The A66 eastbound between the A6 and the junction with the A685 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 September 2018 to 06:00 on 29 September 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 29 September 2018 to 1 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 8:30 am
Location : The A66 westbound between the A685 and the junction with the A6 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 September 2018 to 06:00 on 29 September 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 29 September 2018 to 1 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 8:30 am
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J40 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 October 2018 to 5 October 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 5 October 2018 to 06:00 on 6 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 6 October 2018 to 8 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 12 October 2018 to 15 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:11 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J40 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 October 2018 to 06:00 on 20 October 2018.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:11 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J39 and J41 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 October 2018 to 5 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:11 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J40 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 October 2018 to 06:00 on 20 October 2018.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:11 pm
Location : The A66 eastbound between the junctions with the A6 and the A685 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 14:00 on 28 September 2018 to 03:00 on 1 October 2018. Schedule : From 14:00 on 5 October 2018 to 03:00 on 8 October 2018. Schedule : From 14:00 on 12 October 2018 to 03:00 on 15 October 2018. Schedule : From 14:00 on 19 October 2018 to 03:00 on 22 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 10:50 am
Location : The A66 westbound between the A685 and the junction with the A6 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 September 2018 to 03:00 on 1 October 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 5 October 2018 to 03:00 on 8 October 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 12 October 2018 to 03:00 on 15 October 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 19 October 2018 to 03:00 on 22 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:00 am
Location : The A66 eastbound between the M6 and the junction with the A685 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 September 2018 to 03:00 on 1 October 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 5 October 2018 to 03:00 on 8 October 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 12 October 2018 to 03:00 on 15 October 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 19 October 2018 to 03:00 on 22 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:00 am

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