The government has confirmed it has no plans to upgrade sections of one of the region's most dangerous roads.
Campaigners have long lobbied for the A66, which runs from Workington to Middlesbrough, to be made entirely dual carriageway.
The Cumbrian MP Rory Stewart raised the issue in Parliament yesterday (22nd January), and has the backing of locals.
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