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A66 to become an entire dual-carriageway between North Yorkshire and Cumbria

All single lane sections of the A66 to become dual-carriageway Credit: Highways England

The Chancellor Sajid Javid is set to announce plans for an “infrastructure revolution” which should benefit parts of our region.

During his keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, he will reveal plans to complete the dualling of the A66 Trans-Pennine expressway between Scotch Corner and Penrith.

It is part of a project to bring 14 new local schemes to make improvements and upgrades to roads.

The road is an important route for lorries and transporting vehicles across the UK.