A59 at Kex Gill on track to reopen by the weekend

A59 repairs (Image: NYC)

The five-week closure of the A59 at Kex Gill for resurfacing and improvement works is on schedule to be completed this Friday, 10 November, a spokesperson for North Yorkshire Council has said.

The road has been closed since Monday 9 October for the £550,000 project, which has meant a lengthy diversion for drivers through Otley and Ilkley before rejoining the A59 at Skipton.

Work is ongoing on the £68.8 million Kex Gill re-alignment project, which the Department for Transport is providing grant funding of £56.1 million, with the remaining £12.7 million allocated from North Yorkshire Council’s capital reserves.

A new four-kilometre stretch of road will leave the A59 at North Moor Road and re-join the existing road at Blubberhouses. The work is due to be completed by autumn 2025.

More from Featured stories

Rombalds Radio apps

Today's weather

  • Skipton

    Light rain

    High: 8°C | Low: 5°C

  • Ilkley

    Light rain

    High: 9°C | Low: 5°C

  • Keighley

    Light rain

    High: 8°C | Low: 5°C