Council conduct investigation of A59 at Kex Gill - but still no update on timeframe

North Yorkshire Council has issued an update on the closure of the A59 at Kex Gill – but are yet to give any indication of when it could reopen.

The council closed the road at the start of the month (2nd February) to ensure the safety of all road users.

It said this is due to “movement of the road” which collapsed due to sustained periods of poor weather.

Traffic has since been diverted via Otley and Ilkley.

And North Yorkshire Council has now issued an update on the road – but without any timeframe attached to the works.

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. 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.”

The council says it hopes to have further information regarding the length of time the closure will remain in place soon.

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