Work to start on piling for new bridge

This story was published 10 November 2017

Piling is expected to start for the abutments and retaining walls of the new bridge at Dalton Industrial Estate near Thirsk on Monday (13 November).

tuef-cutting ceremony for project

The future of existing businesses will be helped by the realignment of the road and construction of a new bridge over Cod Beck. The scheme began in June and is progressing well.

Work paused recently to allow the settlement of the new road embankments to occur. It is expected the road construction will recommence by early December.

The £4.1m project is the result of a partnership between businesses on Dalton Industrial Estate, the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership, North Yorkshire County Council, Hambleton District Council and the Environment Agency.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “Work on this vital investment to support growth is progressing well. The embankment construction and the installation of the first part of the Thacker Beck culvert are complete and we are now moving into the next phase.”

County Councillor Robert Baker, Local Member, said: “A strong economy is a priority for the County Council, and this is an example of partnership in practice for the good of the economy. The investment will protect jobs and support growth.”

Hambleton District Council Leader Councillor Mark Robson said: “This scheme is going to make a massive difference to people working on the estate and living in Dalton. We hope it will see the economy of this important industrial estate grow and bring more businesses into Hambleton.”

David Kerfoot, Deputy Chairman of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership, said: “Strategically, Dalton Industrial Estate is one of our key sites, and we are delighted to hear of its progress, especially given the recent news that Severfield UK is in the running for one of the potential new Logistic Hubs for the proposed new third Heathrow runway.”

The new road is expected to open in March next year, with all works complete three months later.