A66 Northern Trans-Pennine project

Closed 11 Jul 2019

Opened 16 May 2019

Overview

This consultation has now closed. Please visit the project webpage for further information and updates on the project.

We're holding a consultation on our proposed options for improving the A66 between M6 junction 40 at Penrith and the A1(M) at Scotch Corner.

We are looking to gather your views to help us to refine our early proposals for this project. The consultation brochure below gives more details on the options and we look forward to receiving your feedback.

This is a non-statutory public consultation on our options for the project, the results of which will help to inform our decision about which option to take forward. 

While there is no legal obligation for us to undertake a non-statutory consultation, we are passionate about understanding people’s views on our proposals early in the process.

This will enable us to refine the design by including your views before we carry out a further consultation process on the design of our preferred route. You will then have another opportunity to get involved and share your views.

You can view the consultation brochure below. You can also download a copy by using the link at the bottom of this page.

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About the project

The A66 is a trans-Pennine link which is a key route between north-eastern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It’s a hugely important route for freight traffic and is also important for tourism, giving access to the Lake District and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We have been investigating ways of enhancing the A66 to reduce congestion and delays at key junctions, and provide easier access to work and tourism locations.

We are proposing a series of options to create a comprehensive programme of improvements which would bring the whole route to dual carriageway standard along the 50 mile route from Penrith to Scotch Corner.

Our aim is to dual the remaining sections of single carriageways and improve junctions along the whole of the A66.

We would like your views on the following areas:

  • M6 junction 40 to Kemplay Bank roundabout
    (A66/A6 interchange)
  • Penrith to Temple Sowerby
  • Temple Sowerby to Appleby - Kirkby Thore
  • Temple Sowerby to Appleby - Crackenthorpe
  • Appleby to Brough
  • Bowes Bypass
  • Cross Lanes to Rokeby
  • Stephen Bank to Carkin Moor

We are also seeking your views on improvements works at M6 junction 40 for Penrith, and at the A1(M) at Sctotch Corner to help improve capacity within the existing junctions.

Give us your views

You can respond to the consultation in a number of ways:

  • Online - you can fill in the response form on this page
  • Print response form - you can complete the response form and send it back to us (download at the bottom of this page)
  • Email - you can send your response by email to A66ntp@highwaysengland.co.uk
  • Post - you can write to us at: Freepost A66 NORTHERN
    TRANS-PENNINE PROJECT

Consultation events

One of the best ways to find out more about our proposals and have your say is to come to one of our consultation events.

At the events, you’ll be able to find out more about the project and speak to members of the project team, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

These are drop-in events so there is no need to book an appointment. All venues are fully accessible.

Events in May 2019

Date Time Venue Address
Thursday 16 May 2019 1:30pm to 7pm Gilling West Village Hall High Street, Gilling West, Richmond, DL10 5JG
Friday 17 May 2019 11am to 7pm Penrith Rugby Club (AW Jenkinson Suite) Winters Park, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8RQ
Saturday 18 May 2019 10am to 2pm Penrith Rugby Club (AW Jenkinson Suite) Winters Park, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8RQ
Wednesday 22 May 2019 11am to 7pm Gilling West Village Hall High Street, Gilling West, Richmond, DL10 5JG
Thursday 23 May 2019 11am to 7pm Gilling West Village Hall High Street, Gilling West, Richmond, DL10 5JG
Wednesday 29 May 2019 11am to 7pm The Appleby Hub (Main Hall) Chapel Street, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6QR
Thursday 30 May 2019 10am to 3pm The Appleby Hub (Main Hall) Chapel Street, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6QR
Friday 31 May 2019 11am to 7pm The Appleby Hub (Main Hall) Chapel Street, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6QR

Events in June 2019

Date Time Venue Address
Saturday 1 June 2019 10am to 2pm The Appleby Hub (Main Hall) Chapel Street, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6QR
Tuesday 4 June 2019 11am to 7pm Penrith Parish Centre (The Lake Room) St Andrews Place, Penrith, CA11 7XX
Wednesday 5 June 2019 10am to 2pm Penrith Parish Centre (The Lake Room) St Andrews Place, Penrith, CA11 7XX
Thursday 6 June 2019 10am to 2pm Penrith Parish Centre (The Lake Room) St Andrews Place, Penrith, CA11 7XX
Wednesday 12 June 11am to 7pm The Witham (The Witham Room) 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle , DL12 8LY
Thursday 13 June 2019 11am to 7pm The Witham (The Witham Room) 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle , DL12 8LY
Friday 14 June 2019 11am to 7pm The Witham (The Witham Room) 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle , DL12 8LY
Saturday 15 June 2019 10am to 2pm The Witham (The Witham Room) 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle , DL12 8LY
Monday 17 June 2019 10am to 2pm Penrith Parish Centre (The Lake Room) St Andrews Place, Penrith, CA11 7XX
Tuesday 18 June 2019 11am to 7pm Penrith Parish Centre (The Lake Room) St Andrews Place, Penrith, CA11 7XX
Friday 21 June 2019 11am to 7pm The Station (Townsend Suite) Station Yard, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4LD
Saturday 22 June 2019 12noon to 4pm The Station (Townsend Suite) Station Yard, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4LD

Where to get further information

You can find printed copies of the consultation brochure and response forms at several public locations across the A66 area from Thursday 16 May 2019. The full list of locations will be shown on the scheme web page from 16 May and availability will depend on the opening times of each location.

Audiences

  • All members of the public

Interests

  • Roads