Press release

£938,000 drainage and resurfacing project for A66 Brough bypass

A £938,000 project to repair drainage and reconstruct and resurface sections of the A66 Brough bypass in Cumbria will start on Sunday (29 January)


Highways England project manager Peter Gee said:

This is a sizeable routine repairs project which will ensure that drivers can continue to enjoy safe, smooth and reliable journeys along the A66 past Brough.

Although we are reconstructing parts of the carriageway we’ll be doing all we can to minimise inconvenience to drivers by doing the drainage work at the side of the road during the day and the more intrusive carriageway resurfacing and reconstruction work between 8pm and 6am overnight.

Highways England is carrying out all the work in the eastbound dual carriageway with single lane closures being used around the clock. Other, occasional, arrangements may be used overnight such as drivers being led past the road works at 10mph by a contractor’s vehicle. A 40mph speed limit will also be in place. The work is due to finish in late March.

During 2 nights of the work, the slip roads into Brough will be closed with clearly-signed diversions in place.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 27 January 2017