Weekend closure of A66 cancelled due to high winds

The A66 at Scotch Corner.

The weekend closure of the A66 has been cancelled to the forecast for high winds.

Highways England says the winds which could exceed 50mph would make it dangers for the planned work to go ahead.

The agency is resurfacing the A66 west of Scotch Corner between East Layton and West Layton.

The work will cover four road junctions near East and West Layton — Collier Lane to West Layton to the west, and Moor Lane to East Layton to the east, on the north side, and two on the southern side, Waitlands Lane next to Ravensworth Lodge, and New Lane junction, leading to the village of Ravensworth to the east.

The work was originally scheduled to run over four weekends starting from January 28.