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Smoother A66 journeys in £800,000 resurfacing project

Drivers are to benefit from smoother journeys along a 1½ mile section of the A66 between North Stainmore and Brough in Cumbria – thanks to an £800,000 Highways England resurfacing project.

The overnight work to resurface the westbound carriageway between Hardhills and Augill junctions, will start on Monday (23 October) and is scheduled to take about a month.

Highways England project manager Nichola Capstick said: “We’ll be partially reconstructing sections of the foundation of the road and then resurfacing both lanes of the westbound carriageway.  Studs and road markings will also be renewed.

“While most of the work will be done using single lane closures we will need to close the westbound carriageway overnight at weekends to do the reconstruction work safely.  Clearly-signed diversions will be in place.”

Drivers are being advised that full westbound carriageway closures will be in place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights between 8pm and 6am each night otherwise single lane closures will be used with a 40mph speed limit operating around the clock.

When the westbound carriageway is closed drivers will need to use the A1 and A69 to get to the M6.

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