Road resurfacing to begin in Thirsk and surrounding areas

We are planning work to improve roads in and around Thirsk and elsewhere in Hambleton over the next two months as part of its ongoing maintenance programme.

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The £2m package of work will be carried out by contractor Galliford Try.

Work in Thirsk is scheduled to start on Monday, 16 October, and involves resurfacing Market Place, Millgate, Bridge Street, Stammergate and Long Street in the town. The work will be done at night, from 7pm to 5am, and roads will be closed during the working hours, but open during the day. Completion is expected by 3 November, depending on the weather.

In November, Long Lane through Picton village will be resurfaced and patching will be carried out on Back Lane in preparation for surface dressing of the road next year.

Around Felixkirk, four sections of road will be resurfaced: Ewelands Lane from High Lane to Goldhill Lane; Ingdale Lane north of Kirby Knowle from Moor Road to the access to Foxhall Farm; Bridge Beck Lane between Nether Silton and Kepwick from Thwaites Lane to south of Cross Lodge; and Ewe Leys Lane west of Kepwick, from Mill Farm to Peasland Lane.

There will also be resurfacing of Quarry Banks near Carlton Husthwaite from the A19 to the Spring Lane junction.

In addition, the County Council will carry out patching on nine further stretches of road in the area to prepare them to be surface dressed next year. Surface dressing offers a quick, efficient and cost-effective way of maintaining skid-resistant and waterproof road surfaces, helping to prevent deterioration. It can extend the life of a road by up to ten years.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “This work is part of our ongoing commitment to maintain the county’s extensive road network, including rural routes. For the resurfacing in Thirsk, we’ll be using a surface course which is quicker to lay than traditional methods, so minimising the disruption to the public. The resurfaced roads will also be quieter.

County Councillor Gareth Dadd, member for Thirsk, said: “The resurfacing in Thirsk will improve roads that have been in a poor state. The work will be carried out at night to reduce disruption to nearby residents and the general public and the road will be kept open during the day.”

This story was published 11 October 2017