Plans, projects and improvements

The asset management strategy, our annual maintenance and road surface dressing programme, the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project, replacing gas pipes, A592 and A684 safety improvements, Langwathby Bridge.

A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project

Go to the National Highways website - the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project

This is a major project to upgrade the A66 between the M6 at Penrith and the A1(M) at Scotch Corner, a distance of about 50 miles. It is run by National Highways.

The project involves:

  • upgrading single carriageway sections of road to dual carriageway
  • making improvements to the junctions along the route

Along with Eden District Council, we are consultees in the process and are classified as 'host authorities'. 

Our response to the project

Download our summary response to the A66 Northern Trans Pennine Project (PDF, 16MB).

Consultation and next steps

National Highways ran a public consultation from 24 September 2021 to 6 November 2021.

Find out more about the next steps on the National Highways website