Press release

Repairs for A66 east of Penrith

Road users to benefit from improved conditions along the A66 near Penrith.

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Road users are to benefit from improved conditions along the A66 between Llama Café and Center Parcs near Penrith in Cumbria thanks to a £900,000 Highways England resurfacing and drainage repairs project starting next week.

The repairs, which are mainly being delivered overnight, are due to start on Monday (13 June) and should be completed by the end of July.

Highways England project manager Peter Gee said:

This resurfacing and drainage repairs project will provide safer and smoother journeys for road users. We’ll also be refreshing road markings and putting in new reflective road studs.

Most of the work will be done between 8pm and 6am each night using temporary traffic lights, a 40 mph speed limit and occasional convoy arrangements with drivers being led past the roadworks at 10mph by a contractor’s vehicle. However, some daytime working will also take place as a section of the carriageway needs to be reconstructed rather than simply resurfaced.

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 6 June 2016