Contractor named for essential A19 repairs

This story was published 1 July 2020

A contractor that will undertake the reconstruction work to the A19 between Chapel Haddlesey and Eggborough has been appointed.

A19 flood

North Yorkshire County Council has awarded the contract to Balfour Beatty through the Scape National Civil Engineering Framework (SNCEF). The estimated cost for undertaking the reconstruction works is around £6.5million.

Following an extensive investigation and design process, construction is expected to take approximately six months.

David Bowe, North Yorkshire County Council’s Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services, said: “The investigation and design process was inevitably delayed by very slow dissipation of water, the Covid-19 pandemic and the availability of specialist ground investigation radar.

“However, with a contractor appointed and a preliminary review of remedial options complete, we anticipate work starting very soon.”

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Access, added: “We are working with Balfour Beatty to look at ways to reduce the duration of the works, thus minimising the disruption to the travelling public and local communities. As soon as we have a detailed programme, we will inform the public.”