Press release

Overnight resurfacing work to take place on the A69

Drivers will benefit from an improved road surface on the A69 when overnight resurfacing work takes place in Northumberland and Cumbria, starting on Monday 13 July.

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During the work a speed limit of 40mph will be in operation and there will be lane closures and convoy working in place overnight.

Work will start at the Town Foot junction at Haltwhistle and will last two weeks. On Friday 24 July work will start to the south of Brampton Roundabout at Gelt for one week, and will move to the Redpeth junction at Spital for approximately one week on Friday 27 July. The final phase will take place between Scarrow Hill and Naworth in Cumbria on Monday 3 August for a week.

Work will take place between 7pm and 7am and dependent on suitable weather conditions.

During work at Gelt, which will extend towards Brampton roundabout, there will be an overnight road closure on Saturday 25 July while the road across a narrow bridge is resurfaced. During the closure drivers travelling eastbound will be diverted at the M6 junction 46, on to the M6 to junction 44, along the A689 to Brampton roundabout where the diversion ends. Local traffic travelling westbound will follow the same route in the opposite direction.

General enquiries

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

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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 6 July 2015