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 accepted - July 2022

Supplier contracts signed - October 2022

DCO examination begins - November 2022

Proposed design change to DCO consultation - January 2023

DCO examination ends - May 2023

DCO decision delay announcement by Secretary of State - November 2023

DCO decision deadline - March 2024

Start of construction work - 2024

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