Highways England is in the process of consulting on the A66 North Trans-Pennine Project. The A66 is a trans-Pennine link which is a key route between north-eastern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It’s a hugely important route for freight traffic and is also important for tourism, giving access to the Lake District and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Highways England have been investigating ways of enhancing the A66 to reduce congestion and delays at key junctions, and provide easier access to work and tourism locations.
They are proposing a series of options to create a comprehensive programme of improvements which would bring the whole route to dual carriageway standard along the 50 mile route from Penrith to Scotch Corner. Click on the photo below for more information and to download the consultation document.