The A162 is to be closed on several occasions during the next few weeks to allow Network Rail to carry out bridge maintenance work.

 A signposted diversion will be in place.

The bridge is near Barkston Ash, on the road towards Sherburn-in-Elmet. The closures are planned from 7.30pm to 5.30am from Monday 13 August to Thursday 16 August and Monday 20 August to Thursday 23 August. A signposted diversion will be in place using the A63, A19 and A64.

There will also be a one day closure during the week commencing Monday 10 September. The date has not yet been finalised.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, executive member for highways, said: “Most of this work is at night to keep disruption to a minimum, and the diversion will be clearly signposted. We would like to thank residents and drivers in advance for their patience during this important work.’’

This story was published 30 July 2018