This weekend saw the final full closure of the A66 Eastbound between Long Newton and Elton (just west of Stockton)  

Contractors have worked around the clock using an innovative road recycling method to resurface sections of the A66 in Teesside which will help prolong the surface of the roadway and also ensure that the carbon footprint of the work is as little as possible.  

Drivers between Darlington and Stockton can now benefit from a smoother road which will last for years to come. Road markings have also been improved along the stretch this means that safety has also been enhanced. 

In order to allow for the traffic management to be removed from the road there will be series of overnight closures along the A66 from the 1825 Way near Thornaby and the A1150 near little Burdon (just east of Darlington)  

Traffic Management Removal

The contraflow will be removed under a full closure between 8pm and 6am over five nights following the resurfacing. Signed diversions will be in place.

  • Wednesday, 15 November – Westbound Boathouse to Little Burdon
  • Thursday, 16 November – Westbound Boathouse to Little Burdon
  • Friday, 17 November – Westbound Boathouse to Little Burdon
  • Saturday, 18 November – Eastbound Little Burdon to Boathouse
  • Sunday, 19 November – Eastbound Little Burdon to Boathouse

Please note that all planned work is subject to change due to adverse weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

National Highways quote “We understand that construction activities can sometimes be disruptive and due to the nature of the work some noise is inevitable, but this will be kept to a minimum where possible. Rest assured, we will make every effort to ensure that the work progresses smoothly and any disturbance kept to a minimum”.  

Please plan ahead for your journey, allow extra time, expect delays and use alternative routes where possible.

List of contractors working on behalf of National Highways

  • Tarmac Highway Services LTD 
  • DSD Construction LTD 
  • Egertons Recovery LTD 
  • Stabilised Pavements Limited (SPL) 
  • Jointline Limited (Road Markings)

Last Updated on 14 November 2023