Kennedy announces start of prep work on £65m A26 dualling scheme

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Transport Minister Danny Kennedy has announced the start of advanced works on the £65million A26 Glarryford to Drones Road dualling scheme.

These advanced works which start on Monday 27 January, include site clearance, the removal of vegetation, the erection of the site boundary fence and archaeological investigations. The works will be carried out by Patrick Bradley & Sons.

Commenting on the works, the Minister said: “These advanced site clearance works are vitally important for the progression of the A26 dualling as they will allow the Department to secure the scheme’s site boundary and carry out archaeological investigations along the scheme prior to contract award.”

It is anticipated that construction of the dual carriageway will commence towards the end of this year.

During these works a 40mph speed restriction will be in place along this stretch of the A26.

Further information on the A26 Dualling: Glarryford to A44 (Drones Road) Junction can be found at