A66 Temple Sowerby Bypass

Scheme outline

Construction of a new bypass to dual-two lane standard to the south of Temple Sowerby as part of the ongoing works to complete dualling of the A66 route between Scotch Corner and Penrith. Compact grade-separated junctions will be provided at each end of the new bypass.

This scheme was completed in and we're no longer accepting updates or changes to this page.

Timescale
2006-2008
Cost
£
39m
Status
Completed
Type
Bypass or realignment
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
Funding
Central Government

Progress

This scheme has been completed and CBRD is no longer accepting progress updates.
14 September 2005

Some maps now show the road under construction.

14 November 2005

Construction is delayed until 2006 because of rising costs - some sources suggest a rise of £16m.

14 March 2006

A Highways Agency press release announces that contractors are now on site and construction is under way, as of 10 March.

14 December 2006

Earthworks are now complete, and most structures are also in place. The bridge over the River Eden is now in place with surfacing work still to do.

14 October 2007

The road is complete and open to traffic.

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