North Yorkshire Council to conduct investigation into closure of A59 at Kex Gill near Harrogate – but still no update on reopening
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The council closed the road last Friday (February 2) to ensure the safety of all road users.
After a crack appeared in the verge, there has been movement in the road that has been caused by poor weather conditions and heavy rain in recent weeks.
Today (February 9) North Yorkshire Council has issued an update on the road – but without any timeframe.
A spokesperson said: “Following the recent closure of the A59 at Kex Gill, we have been conducting detailed site investigations, closely monitoring the area, and assessing the most effective repair scheme.
“The closure is a result of land instability due to the heavy rainfall experienced over a prolonged period this winter and is not related to the ongoing construction works.
“A signed diversion is in place and we ask that people adhere to the road closure and follow diversion for their safety.
“This closure does once again highlight the necessary decision to carry out the ambitious realignment project of the A59 at Kex Gill, which has had a long history of landslips.
“We appreciate the inconvenience caused and would like to reassure everyone that we will be carrying out this repair as quickly and as safely as possible.”