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A66 roadwork closure time pushed back

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The overnight closure time of the A66 for roadworks has been pushed back by two hours.

A 73-mile diversion is in place as a three-mile stretch of the A66 between Keswick and Penrith is closed for roadworks.

The official diversion route, stated by Highways England, takes drivers from Threlkeld near Keswick, along the A66 to Cockermouth, up the A595 to Carlisle and back down the M6 to Penrith.

From tonight the nightly closures, which are carried out between Threlkeld and Wallthwaite, will start two hours later.

The road will be closed from 10:00pm, instead of 8:00pm, until 6am.

The work will last until the end of March.

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