A59 Kex Gill CLOSURE

Published: 19 November 2018

A59 Kex Gill expected to reopen fully before Christmas

Work is progressing on the permanent repairs to the A59 at Kex Gill and the road is expected to be fully reopened before Christmas.

A week-long closure for resurfacing and drainage work that was scheduled to take place early in December will now happen next year. The repairs have involved drilling down into the rock below the highway to enable the retaining wall to be firmly fixed in place. The discovery of voids in the rock has caused delays, leading to the decision to reschedule the work requiring a closure.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “We have taken this decision because we assured local business owners that there would be no road closure close to Christmas. Therefore, on conclusion of the repair work only patching of the road will take place. The full resurfacing and drainage work will now be carried out next spring under a short closure. We expect the current temporary traffic controls to be removed before Christmas and for the road to be fully open ahead of the holidays.”