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Saturday, 29 November 2014

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Resurfacing work on A66 near Keswick

A half-mile section of the A66 near Keswick is to be resurfaced next week.

The £340,000 Highways Agency project will take place along a single lane of the A66 between Braithwaite and Portinscale.

Both the eastbound and westbound carriageways will be resurfaced, as well as new road markings and road studs installed.

Most of the work will be done between 8pm and 6am each night, starting on Monday and finishing by Sunday. Temporary traffic lights will be deployed with eastbound and westbound drivers taking it in turns to pass the roadworks.

A 40mph speed limit will also be in place.

Highways Agency project sponsor Peter Gee said: “This project will provide smoother and safer journeys for users of the A66 in this area.

“Doing the work at night when traffic is at its lightest will minimise inconvenience to road users but anyone travelling overnight may be held at the temporary traffic signals for a short time.”

The resurfacing is taking place straight after the completion of a £178,000 drainage improvements project along the eastbound carriageway between the Braithwaite and Portinscale junctions.

The work started at the end of February and is due to be completed this weekend.

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