A major resurfacing scheme is set to begin on the A66 near Stockton-on-Tees

Drivers planning to travel on the A66 in the Stockton-on-Tees area are advised of overnight closures beginning on Monday (13 May) for resurfacing.

National Highways will be resurfacing the A66 in both directions between the junction with the A1027 (Yarm Road) and the A1045 at Thornaby. The programme of works is due to take place over 10 weeks.

To carry out this work safely, the carriageway and slip roads will need to close overnight every night, Sunday to Friday between 8pm and 6am.  The road will remain open on Saturday nights.

This work will be carried out in four phases to reduce the length of the diversions and minimise disruption to drivers. Work will start on the eastbound carriageway, switching to the westbound once eastbound is completed.

The road will remain open during the day with all traffic running on a temporary road surface. A reduced speed limit will be in place throughout the resurfacing.

Drivers are strongly advised to plan ahead and allow extra time to reach their destinations. 

The latest traffic information is available at www.trafficengland.com or from National Highways’ 24/7 customer contact centre at 0300 123 5000.

Updates will also be posted to National Highways’ regional X (Twitter feed) @HighwaysNEAST.