The A59 at Kex Gill has reopened a week earlier than expected after repairs to the crash barrier and retaining wall damaged in a lorry accident were completed.
The concrete barriers, which had been in place since the crash on the section of road between Harrogate and Skipton, have been removed, as have the temporary traffic lights.
North Yorkshire County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “It was a priority for us to get this repair done as soon as possible and I am delighted it has been completed in time for Christmas. A lot of work went into making this a robust and full repair to current safety standards and we would like to thank everyone for their patience while it was completed.”
County Councillor Stanley Lumley, who represents the Pateley Bridge division, said: “As this road is the main cross-country route through our district it was very important to repair it as soon as possible. This news will be very well received, especially as it is finished in time for the Christmas period.”