Formerly called the Howgate and Distington Bypass. Involves construction of a new dual-two lane road for 2.5 miles, bypassing the towns of Howgate and Distington. The borough where the scheme is located is currently the only one in England without a section of dual carriageway - when this scheme is finished, every English borough will have at least one piece of dualled road.
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Transport secretary Douglas Alexander announces that the scheme has been approved and work will start in January 2007. The scheme's cost has increased by about Â£12m since 2004.
Work began on January 30th, with work now scheduled for completion in December 2008.
Work has now officially started on site. The scheme's cost has increased by Â£5m in the last two years.
Work is now due to finish in Autumn this year.
Completion has been delayed by a month due to serious weather conditions. The road is now expected to be open in December 2008.
Works completed. The road was opened to traffic today.