A66 Northern Trans-Pennine improvements update

Back in 2020, it was confirmed that the A66 is to be improved between Scotch Corner and Penrith

The A66 Northern Trans-Pennine project covers the length of the A66 between the M6 junction 40 at Penrith to the A1(M) junction 53 at Scotch Corner, which is approximately 50 miles long. The project involves dualling the remaining single carriageway sections of the A66 along with improvements at key junctions along these lengths.

The A66 plays an integral role for journeys across the north of England and connects the wider road network with surrounding communities, businesses and countryside. The route provides businesses and hauliers a direct link between the east and west coasts of England and the central belt of Scotland, but will also affect many farmers and landowners.

What action should you take?

Chris and the D&R team have previously worked on large scale infrastructure projects in Northern England and Scotland, and experience has shown that the sooner you engage with the process in terms of preparation and early discussion, the better.

Our top tips are:

  1. Engage & act early   
  2. Mitigate impact and consider practical issues
  3. Be prepared and negotiate

For more information, see our previous post HERE

If you are facing any form of land/property purchase or if contractors or utility companies require access to your land get in touch with Chris, a Chartered Surveyor and Director of Davidson & Robertson. He heads the CPO and Utilities team for Northern England. Call 01900 268633 or email CE@drrural.co.uk   



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