Details of developer-led roadworks in Harrogate including the A59 near Oaker Bank roundabout and Penny Pot Lane.

Work is currently being undertaken on both the A59 Skipton Road near Oaker Bank and Penny Pot Lane. Both sets of work are related to the delivery of major residential sites in the area.

In both cases, work will deliver access to the new residential developments. Associated utility equipment is also being installed under the highway. Skipton Road is under traffic light control.

Penny Pot Lane is presently closed to through traffic but remains open for local householders.

It is anticipated that the combined effect of the two schemes will inevitably cause congestion on the western side of Harrogate. Especially between Otley Road Killinghall and Penny Pot Lane and perhaps reaching Otley Road Harrogate.

At peak times the traffic lights will be manually controlled which will permit timings to be responsive to need.

We make every effort to avoid multiple closures or restrictions occurring at the same time within close proximity, however an amount of congestion associated with the work is inevitable in association with both sets of work. We actively manage street works and other approaches from contractors to work in the highway have been refused for other town locations for the duration of these significant works.

We are in regular contact with both sets of developers and contractors, to ensure the timetables for delivery are adhered to. This website is regularly updated giving details of progress and featuring FAQs.

Harrogate is a rapidly expanding town and disruption to travel by road must be expected from time to time whilst construction takes place. We thank all road users for their patience during this time.

For live information on roadworks please visit the One Network site.

A  plan demonstrating the location of works (pdf / 1 MB) is also available.

A59 Skipton near Oaker Bank roundabout

United Living are building a roundabout to access their new site to the north of A59. 

Work has been ongoing for a number of months. Traffic light control has been in operation since the 6th January to build the western side of the roundabout. The contractor Athena is progressing the work and it is on programme.

From Sunday 2 February two way signals have been in place to allow construction. The two way traffic lights will remain in place until the completion of the roundabout.

Contact details

Athena Civil Engineering Ltd - J Robert Staves

18 February update

The contractor Athena is progressing the work and it is on programme. The way two traffic lights will remain in place until the completion.

21 February update

Work is progressing on site but some disruption to the programme is possible due to the need to amended the design. This has involved additional dug and therefore the need to provide an increase in the depth to the material used for the foundation of the road. The contractor however is still on programme to finish on 27th March but now there is no room for slippage.

28 February update

Work is progressing on site and they have at present worked to avoid any amendments to the programme. Therefore the contractor is still on programme to finish on 27 March. The contractor has applied for a night time closure on 18 and 19 March to complete the wearing course of the road. The diversion route is along Oaker Bank and Otley Road.

16 March update

Again work is progressing on site and making good progress and is  on programme to finish on 27 March. The contractor has applied for a night time closure on 25 ,26 and 27 March to complete the wearing course of the road. The diversion route is planned to take vehicles via the shorter diversion route along Otley Road and Ripon Road. HGVs will be directed to turn left in Killinghall and turn at the Ripley Roundabout then head back to Harrogate on A61.

Penny Pot Lane

The developer, Howards Civil Engineering is currently working on the lower part of Penny Pot Lane, installing services in the road.

A road closure is required for the first element of the work. This will be for a duration of at least 3 weeks.

Following this, traffic signals will be in operation until June 2020.

Work is being continued on the right turn junction into the housing development and  they are establishing the service connection towards the bottom of Penny Pot Lane.

Work has progressed although has been delayed due to unknown Yorkshire water apparatus being discovered and the delay in identifying the service. Weather over the weekend also stopped work. However this week four way traffic lights have been removed from Jubilee Roundabout which has reduced the congestion at this point. Two way lights are now operating along Penny Pot Lane and will remain in place for the next two weeks. The closure on Penny Pot Lane remains in place.

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Contact details

Howards Civil Engineering -  Lucie Jones, pre-contracts manager

18 February update

The contractor Howards are continuing to undertake work on the right turn junction into the housing development and establish the service connection towards the bottom of Penny Pot Lane. Work has progressed although has been delayed due to unknown Yorkshire water apparatus being discovered and the delay in identifying the service. Weather over the weekend also stopped work .However this week four way traffic lights have been removed from Jubilee Roundabout which has reduced the congestion at this point. Two way lights are now operating along Penny Pot Lane and will remain in place for the next two weeks. The closure on Penny Pot Lane remains in place.

21 February update

The contractor is working with two way lights on Penny Pot Lane. These are likely to be in operation next week as well, from time to time they may be moved along Penny Pot Lane depending on the requirement of the contractor. The contractor has applied to extend the road closure notice by a week due to working conditions and problems working with the service companies. This has been approved.

28 February

The Contractor is to complete the work which requires the road to be closure on 28 February. The road will be open for two way traffic from 7pm. However the contractor will need to use two way lights on Penny Pot Lane. These are likely to be in operation next week and from time to time may be moved along Penny Pot Lane depending on the requirement of the contractor.

16 March

The Contractor over the next week will be using two way lights on Penny Pot Lane. These are likely to be in operation next week and from time to time may be moved along Penny Pot Lane depending on the requirement of the contractor. The contractor  has been  delayed by the sewer works and may seek an extension to the streetworks notice for the S50 works. This may not be possible due to works elsewhere on the network and is being asked to work longer hours or weekends.