This letter is to inform you that North Yorkshire County Council will be undertaking urgent highway drainage works on the above road approximately 250m west of the Scarth Nick junction.  The works are programmed to start on Monday 13 January and finish by Friday 17 January.

Due to the nature of the works and the size and number of site vehicles the road will be closed from the Scarth Nick junction to Redmire Station until the works are completed.  A signed diversion will be in place via. The A684 through Wensley, Aysgarth, Bainbridge and Askrigg, however local traffic can continue to use local roads as required.

The work is part of an extensive programme and as a consequence it is possible that some adjustment to the dates or the duration of the works may be necessary should unforeseen circumstances (such as significant weather events or emergencies on the highway network) arise.  Signs on site will show actual closure dates.  The road will be reopened as soon as possible on completion of the works.

We request your assistance in the following ways:

Please contact the Customer Resolution Centre on 01609 780780 to identify any special access needs you may have during the work period;

Co-operate and comply with any instructions issued by the traffic management operatives and take extra care whilst within the works area;

For further information including diversion information and to sign up for alerts please go to:

We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any disruption that these works may cause and would again request your co-operation to help ensure an efficiently and safely executed project.