Press release

A66 work on cycle and foot path

A 2 week Highways England project to prevent abuse of a cycle and foot path along the A66 between Brigham and Cockermouth in Cumbria began on Monday (13 April).

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A new gate is being installed at the entry to the footpath between Fitz roundabout and Lamplugh roundabout. The gate will stop motorised vehicles such as motorcycles from using the footpath – making it safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

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 17 April 2015