Dualling the A66

Making the A66 Trans-Pennine route a dual carriageway along its entire length has been a long-term objective.

It's the only way to deal with issues like the notorious Ravensworth junction.

Detailed design work on dualling the remaining single-carriageway sections like this has been completed and development approval granted in 2024. Work on the £1.4bn project should start in 2025.



Rishi Sunak helps secure A66 speed limit

Safety campaigners, Rishi Sunak and a Police Commissioner have secured a lowered speed limit on a dangerous stretch of the A66 in North Yorkshire.

Safety improvements to A66 junction secured by Rishi Sunak

Highways chiefs have agreed to make safety improvements to a dangerous junction on the A66 in North Yorkshire. 

Highways England will make the changes to the New Lane junction at Ravensworth after the intervention of MP Rishi Sunak.