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£340,000 Highways Agency project to start in Cumbria next week

A FURTHER Highways Agency project has been announced in Cumbria to resurface a half-mile section of the A66.

A £340,000 project to resurface part of the A66 west of Keswick will get under way next week.

The week’s work will be taking place along a single lane of the A66 between Braithwaite and Portinscale and both the eastbound and westbound carriageways will benefit from resurfacing as well as new road markings and road studs.

Most of the work will be done between 8pm and 6am each night starting on Monday (March 24) and finishing by Sunday 30 March.

As the work is along a single lane section of the A66, temporary traffic lights will be deployed with eastbound and westbound drivers taking it in turns to pass the roadworks.

A 40mph speed limit will also be in place for the safety of drivers as well as construction workers.

Highways Agency project sponsor Peter Gee said: “This project will provide smoother and safer journeys for users of the A66 in this area.

“Doing the work at night when traffic is at its lightest will minimise inconvenience to road users but anyone travelling overnight may be held at the temporary traffic signals for a short time.”

The resurfacing is taking place straight after the completion of a £178,000 drainage improvements project along the eastbound carriageway between the Braithwaite and Portinscale junctions.

The work started at the end of February and is due to be completed this weekend.

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