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.
Some maps now show the road under construction.
Construction is delayed until 2006 because of rising costs - some sources suggest a rise of Â£16m.
A Highways Agency press release announces that contractors are now on site and construction is under way, as of 10 March.
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.
The road is complete and open to traffic.