Planning permission granted for A66 Northern Trans-Pennine route upgrade

The Secretary of State for Transport has given the green light to National Highways’ £1.3bn scheme to upgrade a 29km stretch of the A66 between Cumbria and Yorkshire. The major project proposes to upgrade seven sections of single carriageway to dual carriageway along the A66 between the M6 Junction 40 at Penrith and the A1 […]

Development Consent Order approved

Plans to upgrade the A66 route between Penrith and Scotch Corner were today (7 March 2024) given the go-ahead by the Secretary of State for Transport. The A66 Northern Trans-Pennine project, which is a key part of the government’s £24 billion investment into roads, will transform journeys along the A66 in the North of England. […]


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