Two highways schemes to begin on a main road in Richmondshire

This story was published 5 September 2022

A major road through the Yorkshire Dales is to close for five days while a safety improvement scheme and essential drainage works are carried out.

The A684 at Akebar

Our highways team will undertake drainage works on the A684 at Akebar, and new crash barriers will be installed on Spennithorne Bridge.

Work will begin on Monday, 12 September, under a full road closure between Patrick Brompton junction and the Harmby junction for five days.

Executive member for highways and transport, Cllr Keane Duncan, said: “This is an opportunity to carry out two schemes at the same time to minimise disruption for all road users.

“Due to the nature of the works we have to close the stretch of road for the entirety of the week. However, on-site personnel will be managing access to properties and businesses within the closure.”

Cllr Tom Jones, member for the Scotton and Lower Wensleydale division, said: “The A684 is one of the major routes east to west through the Yorkshire Dales so we appreciate the closure will cause a level of disruption for many.

“This is essential work so we ask for your patience and please familiarise yourself with the diversion route before setting off on your journey.”

Advance warning signs are in place and during the works there will be a signed diversion route. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

See updates and details of the diversion.