New street lights to be installed on bridge

New street lights are to be installed on County Bridge between Malton and Norton.

County Bridge

The work by North Yorkshire County Council will involve removal of the existing street lights, installation of new foundations and erection of new heritage-style streetlights.

The work is scheduled to start on Monday, 9 September, and is expected to take two weeks. It will involve overnight closures between 6.30pm and 6am on either the bridge or Norton Road. These will not close at the same time, so access between Malton and Norton will be maintained at all times. A diversion route will be signed.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Access, said: “Ornate street lights on the bridge were removed in 2015 because they were failing and were replaced by our standard street lights. This was always intended as a temporary measure and we are now taking the opportunity to replace the columns with heritage-style columns, while also reinstating two missing columns.

“One benefit of the heavier-duty columns is that it will be possible to put Christmas decorations on them, which the town councils of Malton and Norton are keen to do.”

Norton County Councillor Keane Duncan said: “It has taken a fair while, so it is great to finally see work on the heritage lights going ahead. The new lights will really tidy up Castlegate and the area around County Bridge.”

This story was published 3 September 2019