Harrogate roadworks: Skipton Road closures will last until late August as major works get underway
Major repairs are currently underway on key commuter routes in Harrogate, with work set to last until early September.
North Yorkshire County Council's £1.1 million resurfacing programme began earlier this month on Skipton Road and Penny Pot Lane. A further five sets of works are also due to be carried out.
The work on Skipton Road, the Empress Roundabout and to Woodfield Road began on July 23, with diversions put in place. The repairs are being carried out between 7pm and midnight, and are due to last until August, 24.
Penny Pot Lane's repairs are expected to be completed next Friday (August,3), with work being carried out between 7.30am and 5pm.
The five upcoming sets of repairs are as follows:
* Dragon Road, phase one – August 6 - 10, 9am to 3pm.
* Dragon Road, phase two – August 28 to September 3, 7pm to midnight.
* Bower Road – September 4 to September 8, 7pm to midnight.
* Skipton Road West, phase one – September 2, 9 and 12, 4pm to midnight.
* Skipton Road West, phase two – September 10 to 15, 7pm to midnight. The County Council added that 'every effort will be made to minimise disruption for road users during these works'.
Resurfacing will also be carried out on Otley Road and Beckwith Road later this year, however North Yorkshire County Council is awaiting work by Yorkshire Water to be completed.
The £1.1m set of repairs is part of a program of works from NYCC which will see a total of £9.85 million invested in to the district's roads across 2018/2019. £4 million has been put into a spring surface dressing program, which treated 75 miles of road across the district.
Close to £1.2 million of additional funding from the government is also to go towards patching work on potholes.