Essential resurfacing is scheduled to begin on the carriageway over Skipton on Swale Bridge on Monday, 24 September.

Skipton on Swale bridge

The repairs are expected to take five days and during that time the road will be closed to all traffic. Pedestrian access will be maintained, as will access to properties within the closure area. Working hours will be between 8am and 5pm.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “This resurfacing is an important part of our continuing highways maintenance programme across North Yorkshire. It will benefit drivers and safeguard the bridge, which is a Grade II listed structure.

“A diversion route via Leeming will be in place. This has been designed to minimise disruption by avoiding road works under way in the Thirsk area. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this work and ask for people’s co-operation to ensure it can be carried out efficiently and safely.”

County Councillor Robert Baker, Member for Sowerby division, added: “This work needs to be done. I appreciate that it will cause disruption for a few days, but once complete we’ll have a road surface over the bridge that should serve us for many years.”

This story was published 14 September 2018