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Sutton Bank to close for repairs
The A170 at Sutton Bank will be closed for a week from midnight on Sunday, September 9, while the annual repair and maintenance work on the road is carried out.
It will be closed all day Monday, September 10, until the end of the following Sunday, September 16. The work is essential to ensure that this important route is kept in good order. The work this year will include the replacement of the crash barrier and an inspection of the rock face.
"This work will inevitably cause some inconvenience to motorists, for which we apologise," said County Councillor Gareth Dadd, executive member for highways. "However, it is vital that the maintenance work on Sutton Bank is completed in time for winter."
Diversions will be signposted along the "caravan route", via Coxwold, Wass and Ampleforth.
Day 1 closure - update on works completed
The work that has been undertaken on Sutton Bank today (10 September) includes
Day 2 closure - update on works completed
Work continues on Sutton Bank to clear vegetation, and the preparation for the new road restraint barriers is still underway including excavation, drilling and coring. Some pictures of work completed and in progress can be seen on our facebook photo album here (you must be logged in to facebook to view them).
Day 3 closure - update on works completed
Work on the new road restraint barriers continues which includes drilling and coring. (You can see further pictures of progress on our facebook page here). We have serviced and inspected our vehicle activated signs, and installed new gradient warning signs.
Day 4 & 5 closure - update on works completed
Work is continuing with the barriers and at the moment plans for the road to re-open at the end of Sunday 16 September are on schedule.