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Overnight closures on major Cumbrian road

Credit: Highways England

Overnight closures will be introduced on one of Cumbria's main roads so work can take place on a £1.5million flood defence scheme.

Highways England is raising the carriageway by almost a metre on a stretch of the A66 at Bassenthwaite to better protect the road from flooding.

The full week of overnight closures begin on Friday (16 December) and will affect both eastbound and westbound carriageways between Lambfoot and Dubwath junctions.

Closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am.