THE Forestry Commission is carrying out work to thin a section of woodland on a steep bank alongside the A66.

As a result of the three months of work adjacent to Wythop Forest, near Keswick, the westbound dual carriageway will have to be closed from Monday, September 1, so the work can be carried out safely.

Highways Agency project sponsor Andrew Olive said: “At times during the work, the westbound carriageway will remain open using a single lane of the dual carriageway.

“At other times, both lanes of the westbound carriageway will be totally closed with a contraflow system in place and a lane running in each direction along the eastbound carriageway. “On occasions – outside peak travelling periods - –traffic will also be held at temporary traffic signals.