Press release

Smoother journeys from A66 resurfacing west of Penrith

Drivers and other road users are to get smoother journeys along a section of the A66 west of Penrith in Cumbria.

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A mile long section of the eastbound dual carriageway between Hutton and Dacre junctions is being resurfaced in a £480,000, month-long project starting on Monday (21 November).

Highways England project manager Peter Gee said:

This is part of our ongoing work to ensure that users of the A66 can continue to enjoy safe and smooth journeys. We’ve planned the work carefully to ensure we can do most of it at night and without too much disruption to drivers’ journeys. The eastbound carriageway will remain open at all times.

The work will be taking place between 8pm and 6am and occasionally, drivers may need to be taken past the road works in 10mph convoys led by a contractor’s vehicle. One lane of the eastbound carriageway will be closed throughout the project with a 40mph speed limit in place.

Some central reserve openings serving junctions will close during the work for safety reasons with alternative routes sign posted.

General enquiries

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

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Published 16 November 2016