Press release

Resurfacing work to be carried out on the A66

Improvements to the westbound A66 begin Monday 3 August.

Drivers will benefit from an improved road surface on the westbound A66 carriageway between Bowes and Cumbria when work starts on Monday 3 August.

The work will be carried out in two phases so that no roadworks are taking palace over the August bank holiday weekend. The first phase between Bowes and Spittal Hill will run until Tuesday 25 August.

The second phase will be carried out between Spittal Hill and the Cumbrian border from Tuesday 1 September until Thursday 24 September.

Highways England project manager Chris Corcoran said:

This vital resurfacing work will not only improve safety but will provide road users with a better driving experience. The white lines will also be more visible, improving driver safety.

We understand this work will cause some minor disruption for drivers and that is why we are carrying out the work 24 hours a day and in two phases so we can ensure the road is reopened on the run up to and over the August Bank Holiday.

Both lanes of the westbound carriageway will be closed throughout the work, but there will be a contraflow on the eastbound carriageway while work is carried out, meaning one lane will be open to traffic in each direction on the eastbound carriageway.

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.