This story was published 20 July 2017

The final tidying up of the river bed following the reopening of Tadcaster bridge in February is to start on Monday, 24 July.

The reopened Tadcaster bridge

Stone left under and around the bridge following its collapse in the Christmas 2015 floods will be moved to create a smoother and shallower river bed. All of the stone in the river and the riverbanks will be utilised for the “regrading’’ work.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “The work is programmed to take five days to complete, but is weather and river level dependant. There will be no impact on pedestrians or traffic as all works are under the bridge.’’

The only work left to complete on the bridge is the installation of streetlights, for which planning permission has been granted and the columns ordered.