Urgent repair work is to begin next week to tackle two landslips on the road to a North Yorkshire coastal village.

Repairs to the first landslip will require a full road closure

North Yorkshire County Council is to start work, weather permitting, on Monday 21 January, at Stoupe Brow, Ravenscar. Repairs to the first landslip will require a full road closure and access for residents will be via the disused railway line at either Fylingthorpe or Boggle Hole. It is expected that this phase of the work will be completed by 8 February.

Work to the second landslip will then begin. It is expected the road will remain open for this, although because of the nature of the work, it may be temporarily blocked at certain times.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, executive member for highways, said: “This work is necessary to protect the road in the future and to make sure it continues to be safe. We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any disruption that this essential maintenance will cause and to thank residents and other users of the road for their patience and understanding while it takes place.’’

This story was published 18 January 2019