Harrogate junction hit by major road closure today

Harrogate drivers are set to be affected by the start of a more than a week-long road closure at one of Harrogate's most congested junctions from today.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 9:46 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 9:48 am
The sign which spells trouble for motorists on a key route in and out of Harrogate town centre.

The last week has already seen drivers in the crucial Knaresborough Road route into Harrogate hit, originally, by a total road closure at Forest Lane Head and, currently, by the introduction of four-way traffic controls at the same location.

Now Bogs Lane is to be closed entirely at its top end where it feeds into Starbeck High Street and Forest Lane.

The road will be closed from today, Tuesday, January 21 to Wednesday, January 29 and then the closure is set to return on Friday, January 31.

The reasons for the latest Bogs Lane closure can be viewed on highways authority North Yorkshire County Council's interactive roadworks map online:

Forest Lane - Bogs Lane: Carriageway resurfacing works in connection with new residential development.

There is a diversion along Kingsley Road.

Motorists be suffering but spare a thought for residents in the Bogs Lane/Kingsley area have now faced a year of virtually non-stop road closures and disruption caused by a wave of new housing developments and the vital utility works that accompanies them, mainly involving Yorkshire Water.