The full carriageway will be closed at Bassenthwaite, in order to protect it from future floods.Read the full story ›
The A66 will be fully closed from 8pm on Saturday evening (10 December) to 6am on Sunday morning (11 December), while Highways England carries out maintenance work.
A diversion will run between High Hill junction and Crosthwaite roundabout, and the aim is improving maintenance access to Kentigern Bridge along the A66 near Keswick as well as to four bridges along the M6 between junction 35 at Carnforth and junction 40 at Penrith.
Construction work is also ongoing to protect the road from flooding where it runs alongside Bassenthwaite Lake.
Highways England is raising the carriageway by almost a metre and a half, as part of a £1.5 million flood defence project.
The A66 between Brough and Bowes has been closed to high-sided vehicles.
The closure is due to strong winds.
A man will appear in court in connection with a fatal collision on the A66 near Braithwaite on Friday 29 April 2016.
Calum Wilkinson, 25, of Eagle Terrace in Flimby, is due to appear at North Cumbria Magistrates' Court on 6 December.
David Bennell, 82, from Braithwaite, died following the collision.
There is queueing traffic on the A66 westbound due to the serious collision on the M6 this morning.
The traffic is backed up between the B6262 (Eamont Bridge) and the A6 at Kemplay Bank.
As part of a Department for Transport study on five strategic roads, the government has announced a large part of the A66 will become a dual carriageway.
The road in part follows the course of the Roman road from Scotch Corner to Penrith, which has stretches of single carriageway, and is considered one of the most dangerous highways in the country.
Police have charged a 44-year-old Dutch man following a three-vehicle collision on the A66 at Temple Sowerby yesterday.
Jerry Bouma is charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving a motor vehicle when above the alcohol limit.
The incident happened at around 10.55am.
The crash left two people, both aged 67, from South Shields with serious injuries and they were taken to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.
Mr Bouma was driving a Renualt Master van. The other two vehicles involved were a black Nissan Qashqai and a red Renault Scenic.
Snow poles on the A66, which provide a vital guide to motorists during snow storms, are being replaced.Read the full story ›
Emergency services are dealing with a collision on the A66 near Penruddock.
The road has been closed due to a serious accident involving a cyclist and a van.
Police were called at 4:17pm and there is now a build up of traffic between Keswick and Penrith.
Work to resurface the A66 near Keswick will get underway next week.
The £668,000 project will see the road resurfaced, refreshed road markings, new reflective road studs and some new fencing and cattle crossing signals.
Work will begin next Monday (13 June) on a section of the route between Threlkeld and Scales.
Further work between Scales and Mungrisedale will then take place between 27 June and 20 July.
Most of the work will be done between 8pm and 6am each night using temporary traffic lights, a 40mph speed limit and occasional convoy arrangements with drivers being led past the road works at 10mph by a contractor’s vehicle.
Some side roads will also be closed overnight but these will be signed locally, and some daytime working will take place between Scales and Mungrisedale.