National Highways have put forward a plan to close the A66 in North Yorkshire for two months, as the full extent of the roadworks has been revealed. 

The road agency has confirmed that the A66 Trunk Road between Scotch Corner and Hartforth will be closed in part from July 1 for two months, or until the work are complete. 

According to Highways, the stretch of road will be closed - but will be in stages to allow drivers to not be fully impacted by the roadworks. 

Other measures include:

  • From Monday, July 1, we are resurfacing the A66 westbound between Scotch Corner and Hartforth. This work will be carried out over around two months in total.
  • To carry this out safely, the A66 westbound will be closed on weeknights between 8pm and 6am. This work will be carried out in phases.
  • During the day, a temporary 50mph speed limit will remain in place.
  • Traffic travelling westbound will be diverted up to junction 58 of the A1(M) to use the A68, and A688 with additional signed diversions for HGVs to avoid the weight restriction in Barnard Castle at Abbey Bridge.
  • Signed diversions will be in place to maintain access for residents. 

A spokesperson for National Highways said: "At this stage, the traffic management plans are still being finalised. We will share any changes and further updates via the National Highways: Yorkshire and North East web page, our X (Twitter) feed @HighwaysNEAST and the National Highways: North East Facebook page."