Press release

A66 Braithwaite to Portinscale safety improvements

Safety improvements along the A66 between Braithwaite and Portinscale in Cumbria will begin after the bank holiday.

Highways England work to improve footpaths, cycleways, road markings and traffic signs will start next Tuesday (3 May) and will last for up to 4 weeks.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place but usually between 9am and 4pm – outside peak travel times - to help reduce inconvenience to road users. Some preparatory work is taking place this week.

Elsewhere on the A66, a lane of the westbound A66 at Bassenthwaite Lake is due to re-open tomorrow morning (Saturday, 30 April) following repairs after the road was damaged in December’s storms. The eastbound carriageway will remain as a single lane as repairs are taking place to a boundary wall and footpath nearby which were damaged in a recent, unrelated incident.

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.