We'll be improving the A66 between the M6 at Penrith and A1(M) at Scotch Corner. The project will involve upgrading single carriageway sections of road to dual carriageway standard and making improvements to the junctions along the route.

Project timeline

Project begins - 2017

Consultation on route options - summer 2019

Preferred route announcement - May 2020

Public consultation - 24 September 2021 - 6 November 2021

Supplementary consultation - winter 2022

Submit DCO application - spring 2022

DCO decision expected - TBC

Start of construction work - 2024-25

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