Roadworks have begun at the A66 at Brough to make repairs to the road's surface.
The work began earlier this week, and is expected to continue into the middle of August.
Three projects are being carried out by the Highways Agency to remove potholes, tackle surface wear and renew road studs and markings.
The work will take place along the route between Brough and Stainmore.
All the work is being done overnight and the routes is being kept open at all times although lane closures will be in place at times and on occasion drivers will be stopped ahead of the roadworks and led past them in 10mph convoys. A 40mph speed limit will be in place during the work.
A 49 year old man has appeared at Carlisle Crown Court accused of causing the death of his partner by careless driving. John Trevor Dent denied causing the death of Rose-Marie Valente, 49, in February last year by driving without due care and attention and exceeding the legal alcohol limit.
Dent spoke only to confirm his name and enter a plea. Valente, a mother-of-five from Woodside Crescent in Bingley, West Yorkshire, was found dead on a road near to Dent's home at Swindale Grange in Brough on the morning of February 27th.
Dent was bailed on condition he stays at his home address. He will appear at court again on March 4th when a trial date will be set.